How Much Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

The cost of LASIK surgery ranges from $1,599 to $2,999 per eye, influenced by factors such as technology, surgeon expertise, location, and additional services. The LASIK Vision Institute offers quality care at competitive prices due to its ownership of equipment and facilities, focusing solely on affordable LASIK vision correction with high patient satisfaction.

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The LASIK Vision Institute Is Different.

The LASIK Vision Institute is a leading national provider of LASIK. We own all of our equipment and facilities, and therefore are able to pass a significant savings in the cost of LASIK back to you while not compromising quality.  Our sole focus is LASIK laser vision correction. The LASIK Vision Institute provides highly skilled optometrists on site at each of our LASIK laser eye centers. These doctors specialize in the pre and post op care of refractive eye surgery patients.

With high patient satisfaction, high referral rate, there is a strong demand to have laser vision surgery at The LASIK Vision Institute.  Other LASIK providers charge more for LASIK eye surgery to make up for their lower volume. Better vision from LASIK is attainable. At The LASIK Vision Institute, you get leading FDA approved technology, high experience surgeons, a great experience and better vision for a better value.

The LASIK Vision Institute Offers

  • Clear LASIK Pricing

  • Financing

  • Price Match Promise*

Clear LASIK Pricing

Clear LASIK Pricing

We provide a clear, predictable LASIK price that is relative to your eye prescription and laser eye surgery needs. This price is reviewed at your FREE LASIK Consultation. With our up front pricing, you will not be left wondering what you will pay, nor will you be taken by surprise by an inflated bill following a procedure!.



At The LASIK Vision Institute, we have a variety of options that fit most budgets. We will work with you to help you choose the best financing option for your needs. We offer low monthly payment options that fit seamlessly into your budget. Additionally, some programs feature no money down!

Price Match Promise*

Price Match Promise*

When it comes to undergoing LASIK surgery, finding the right provider and ensuring the right value for your investment is crucial. Fortunately, through The LASIK Vision Institute’s Price Match Promise, you can put aside the worry of finding a great price without compromising on quality service and care. Learn More about the applicable restrictions.

What is the Average Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

The cost of laser eye surgery can range from as low as $1,599 per eye to up to $2,999 per eye.  What gives? Why such a price difference? Many factors can affect the cost of LASIK, such as:

  • Technology and Equipment: The advancements in LASIK technology have led to various techniques and equipment available for vision correction. Procedures utilizing the latest technology often come with a higher price tag due to the investments required by the clinics in state-of-the-art laser systems.
  • Surgeon’s Expertise and Reputation: Experienced and reputable LASIK surgeons typically charge higher fees. Their expertise and track record may provide added confidence and assurance to patients seeking the best possible outcomes.
  • Geographical Location: LASIK costs can vary significantly depending on the region or city where the procedure is performed. Urban areas or regions with a higher cost of living may have higher LASIK prices compared to rural areas.
  • Pre-operative Evaluation and Post-operative Care: Comprehensive pre-operative evaluations and thorough post-operative care are essential components of LASIK surgery. Clinics that offer extensive evaluations and follow-up appointments may include these services in their package pricing, affecting overall costs.
  • Customization and Additional Services: Customized LASIK procedures tailored to individual eye characteristics may incur additional costs. Some clinics offer package deals that include additional services such as enhancements or lifetime plans, which can influence the overall price.

Will Insurance Cover Cost of Laser Eye Surgery?

Insurance usually does not cover laser eye surgery, unless your job requires perfect vision.  Athletes and combat fighters sometimes qualify for full coverage, for instance.

Often insurance companies negotiate reduced rates for members, though.  If you have insurance, it’s a good idea to ask specifically if the provider you are considering offers discounts for insurance holders like you.  Many U.S. employees also have an FSA, HSA, or HRA to cover health expenses with income-tax-free accounts.  The cost of laser eye surgery is an eligible expense for all these accounts. 

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Do you have a flexible spending account through your employer? Many patients use these tax-free funds and apply them to the cost of LASIK eye surgery. Once you complete your Free LASIK Consultation, you can decide how much you would like to contribute from your flex spending or saving program.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Do you have money set aside for health care expenses? Health saving accounts can be used to pay for medical expenses without the funds being subject to income tax. After your Free LASIK Consultation, you can decide how much you would like to contribute from your HSA toward your LASIK surgery.

Insurance Coverage Discounts

Many patients are eligible for a discount on LASIK procedures from their companies’ vision or health plans. Check with your company’s HR department or with your insurance provider to see if your plan provides a discount for LASIK surgery.

Additional Ways To Afford LASIK Eye Surgery:

  • CareCredit – A unique financing option, CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used to cover medical expenses, including LASIK eye surgery. Choosing CareCredit for LASIK financing allows you to pay in monthly increments, rather than one lump sum. The card is designed specifically with medical costs in mind, and the application process is similar to what you will find with most major credit cards.
  • Tax Refund – Who doesn’t enjoy getting a refund check in the mail around tax time? All the better when you can put those funds toward paying for your LASIK surgery. It’s especially handy during the spring months but you can always set your refund aside in savings if you are planning your procedure during a different time of the year.
  • Personal Financing – This is the catch-all category for financing that comes from your own pocket, and there are many options available. Using funds from your checking or savings accounts is the simplest choice, and you can also use credit/debit cards, funds that come from gifts, an inheritance, side-work, or even that big jug of coins you’ve been saving for a rainy day. If you’re planning to have LASIK in the future, setting those extra infusions of cash aside in savings can go a long way toward covering the procedure when the time is right.

The Real Value of Laser Eye Surgery

The cost of laser eye surgery reflects an elective procedure that has been called life changing. Many people reduce their need for glasses and contacts for years.  The money saved on associated costs reflects only part of the surgery’s value though.  Many find that after LASIK they can do what they could not have done before, such as SCUBA dive, wear off-the-shelf sunglasses, swim, play freely with their children, and travel without hassle.  It’s important to weigh not just the cost of laser eye surgery, but whether the soft gains will increase your quality of living, and thus affect your decision to push forward with the procedure.

They were able to get me in quickly for a LASIK consult and scheduled the next week for the actual procedure. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The surgery was reasonably priced and they have good no interest financing options as well. Actual procedure was very quick and painless. Within 24 hours my vision was at better than 20/20! Absolutely recommend this group to anyone considering LASIK!

-Ian S.

Overall amazing experience. I struggle for even the simplest doctor visits being anxious and fearful. The entire staff at The LASIK Vision Institute was patient and helped me through everything. From the organized scheduling, information, consultation, and financing processes you could tell they have the entire team well aligned. The actual procedure was simpler than I could have imagined, with the doctor talking me through the process and finishing in a matter of minutes. I put this off for so long and am glad to have this completed and able to see without needing glasses. 

-Brandon L.

I had an AMAZING experience at The LASIK Vision Institute! I was able to get in for a consultation within days of calling. I was also able to have the procedure done just days after that! The procedure itself was easy, painless and so quick!! Recovery was the same. It’s only been 24 hours since the procedure, and I already have 20/20 vision! Great financing programs if needed as well. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone considering LASIK Surgery!

-Michele A.

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LASIK Eye Surgery: Your Vision Correction FAQs

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What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a revolutionary vision correction procedure that can free you from the hassles of glasses or contacts. During this bladeless laser eye surgery, an excimer laser gently reshapes the cornea with computer-precision to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Say goodbye to visual aids and hello to crystal-clear natural vision!

Is LASIK a Safe Procedure?

With laser vision correction surgery complications are very rare. At The LASIK Vision Institute®, we have some of the most experienced independent LASIK surgeons in the industry. The risk of sight threatening complications is less than 1% overall.

In making the decision to undergo LASIK surgery, be sure to do your research. Choose a LASIK surgeon who is experienced and well respected in the industry and be sure to have a list of questions to ask about the procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

The first step in your LASIK journey is an in-depth screening and evaluation by our experienced eye surgeons. During this comprehensive exam, we’ll assess your specific vision needs and eye health criteria.
Generally, good LASIK candidates meet the following requirements:

-Age 18 or older (with a stable vision prescription for at least 1-2 years)
-No existing eye diseases or conditions like keratoconus or glaucoma
-Sufficient corneal thickness
-Reasonable refractive error limits for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism

However, exceptions can sometimes be made depending on individual circumstances. Our laser eye surgery experts will take the time to understand your unique vision goals and medical profile. We’ll then advise if you’re an ideal LASIK candidate or if another vision correction treatment may be better suited for outstanding results.
Don’t settle for blurred vision a day longer! Schedule your LASIK consultation now to discover if you’re a candidate for improved visual freedom.

Does LASIK Hurt?

The thought of laser eye surgery may seem daunting, but rest assured, LASIK is a painless and comfortable experience. Numbing eye drops are applied to completely anesthetize your eyes before the procedure begins. You may feel a mild pressure sensation around your eye during the laser corneal reshaping, but no pain. Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how smooth and painless their LASIK journey is.
To ensure maximum comfort, your surgeon may also prescribe a mild oral sedative to help you stay relaxed throughout the quick 10-15 minute LASIK procedure.

What is Recovery Like After LASIK Surgery?

After your life-changing LASIK procedure, you can expect some minor irritation or a gritty sensation in your eyes for a few hours as the numbing drops wear off. This mild discomfort is temporary and can be easily managed with over-the-counter eye drops or oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Most patients find that a short nap after their laser vision correction allows their eyes to rest and reset. When you awake, you’ll be amazed at your newfound visual clarity! Your surgeon will also provide medicated eye drops to aid in healing and prevent infection during your swift recovery period.

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What our patients are saying

They Talked Me Through Financing Options

Very easy experience. At the consult the doctor answered any questions I had with such patience. They were happy to work with my FSA account for payment and talked me through financing options. The procedure itself was as smooth as could be and the surgical team was super friendly and talked me through the whole procedure. Post-op care and instructions were thorough and comprehensive. Would absolutely recommend

Megan Richardson
Phoenix, Arizona

100% Worth The Money!

Everyone was nice and knowledgeable. The whole process was a piece of cake with their in-house financing. It’s 100% worth the money to be able to just wake up and be able to see! I’m so happy I got Lasik with The Lasik Vision Institute!

Jennifer Gancarz
Grand Rapids, Michigan

I Couldn’t Be Happier with The End Result!

Everyone was friendly and personable. The time from consultation until my procedure was only 2 weeks and that’s because I needed to wait due to my work schedule. My credit isn’t the greatest and I was approved for financing through the in-house financing! Highly recommend.

Kelcey Nichols
North Carolina
Testimonials reflect individual experience. Individual results will vary. Talk to your Surgeon.