LASIK Savings Calculator
What is the lifetime value of LASIK? We understand that LASIK can feel costly, however, over time LASIK can quickly pay for itself when you look at the money you can save. Find out if LASIK is more affordable than glasses or contacts.
on glasses & contacts
over your lifetime
*Calculation includes $50 for contact lens solution, glasses case, and other miscellaneous items per year; $130 (per year) for a pair of prescription readers for anyone 45 years or older. Annual exams are not included in the calculation. We have factored in the average US lifespan of 79 years. Your numbers may vary.
The Real Value of Lasik Eye Surgery
We understand that the $2000 or $3500 cost of LASIK eye surgery in Phoenix is expensive for most households. But often people don’t think about the full picture and the impact LASIK has on your wallet and your daily life.
For example, if you are paying, on average, $500 per year for contact lenses or eyeglass prescriptions, that cost will add up to quite a bit over a lifetime. If you started wearing glasses or contact lenses when you were 15 years old and wear them until you are 65 or 70, that’s $25,000 to $27,500 over that 50 to 55-year period.
That’s much more expensive than the $2000 or so that you would pay for LASIK eye surgery in Phoenix. In addition, as you get older, your prescription changes and becomes worse, which means that you might need a prescription eyeglass for long distances and another one for reading. That’s doubling your cost every year.
Finally, you also have to consider that once you have LASIK eye surgery, your vision will be stable for many years to come (in most cases). You don’t have to go back to the eye surgeon except in the first couple of years of surgery for checkups. You are free to live your life!
On the flip side, with eyeglass prescriptions, you have to spend hours every year traveling to your eye doctor, getting your prescription checked, choosing new frames, driving back to pick up the finished glasses, and spending time putting in the paperwork to get insurance payments for your prescriptions. All of this adds up to hundreds of hours over your lifetime. This is time you could spend doing something else, like learning a new hobby or learning a new language.
Are you looking at the true and real value of LASIK eye surgery? If not, you might make the wrong decision when choosing whether or not to have surgery.