Why Get Lasik: Most Common Eye Problems

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Should I Get LASIK?

The most common question people, who wear glasses or contacts, ask themselves is, “Why get LASIK?” …

In this Moretsky Cassidy blog series, we’re focusing on the reasons for LASIK surgery, to help anyone who is considering the surgery to make an informed decision.

In this blog, we’ll have a look specifically at cost comparisons.  Yes, LASIK surgery is expensive.  But when you add up the costs of glasses or contacts over the course of a lifetime, that number suddenly comes into perspective.  Let’s have a look at the relative costs:

  •    LASIK compared to contact lenses:  If you have disposable lenses, you may pay an estimated $300 per year, according to Daily Finance (and that’s on the conservative side).  That cost includes maintenance equipment like contact solution, but doesn’t include the doctor’s visits required to keep up your prescription!  Add in as much as another $100 (or more) for your annual checkup, and after about 12 years or wearing contacts, you will equal the cost of LASIK surgery.  If you choose to maintain a pair of glasses in your current prescription, as a backup, the scales will balance even faster!
  •    LASIK compared to glasses:  The same article in Daily Finance finds glasses to be a more cost-effective option than contacts – between $157 (at Costco) and $244 (at LensCrafters).  If you buy 15 pairs of glasses over a lifetime, figuring $250 each, that’s around $3,600 in glasses – less than the average $4,000 to $4,500 for LASIK.  Depending on the costs of your doctor visits, those numbers could become more equitable.  And if you find yourself buying new glasses every year or so, even as an adult, LASIK becomes a reasonable alternative.

Why Get LASIK?:  What Money Can’t Buy

No matter what the monetary costs, for some you just can’t put a price tag on the convenience and self-confidence that LASIK surgery can bring.  How much is it worth for you to get out of bed and start your day without groping for your glasses?  Or show your face to the world without hiding behind your spectacles?  Those “costs” should be factored into your decision, too.  No matter how much we may try, we can’t look only at the bottom line when it comes to the way we live our lives.

If you’re wondering “why get LASIK? – call us!

At Moretsky Cassidy, we have the experience and the facts to help you make an informed decision about LASIK in Phoenix, Arizona.  Check out our website or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more!

At Moretsky Cassidy, we have the experience and the facts to help you make an informed decision about LASIK in Phoenix, Arizona.  Check out our website or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more!


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