While the thought of restored vision can be incredibly appealing, there are also important financial factors to consider. How much does LASIK cost? Which factors can influence your price point? And will insurance be any help?

At TLC San Antonio, we are always happy to discuss financing and insurance options with you and provide basic information about LASIK pricing. For an individualized quote, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. In the meantime, here are some factors that go into the average cost of LASIK.

What Is the Average Cost of LASIK?

LASIK procedures are not one-size-fits-all. Not only do different patients have varied needs, but surgeons use diverse methods and varying technologies. That is why it is so important to schedule a consultation to receive a more specific estimate.

With that said, there are some high-level numbers we can provide. Most LASIK providers suggest an average price of between $1,500 and $2,000 per eye. Again, these are soft numbers, and many factors can affect them, but they should provide a general ballpark for your LASIK planning.

What Factors Determine LASIK Pricing?

A range of factors may determine your individual LASIK pricing. Some of the most important ones include:

  • Your eye prescription, which denotes the total level of correction you require from your LASIK procedure.
  • The experience level of your surgeon. While a more seasoned surgeon may charge more, they also provide a higher standard of patient comfort and safety.
  • The specific type of LASIK technology used.
  • The types of sedation or anesthesia used.
  • Geographic location (LASIK cost tends to correlate with cost of living).

Will Insurance Cover LASIK?

Typically, the answer to this is no, though there may be exceptions for those who require corrective surgery for their vocation. 

You can usually use funds from your health savings account (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) to cover the cost of LASIK, though it never hurts to check the terms of your plan to verify that LASIK is an eligible expense.

Learn More About the Cost of LASIK

Most people who have LASIK find the cost and the results are extremely worth it. TLC San Antonio is always happy to provide further information about the benefits of LASIK. Reach out to learn more about our financing options.