Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center
How many times have you seen someone on a forum or social media page asking recommendations for ‘the cheapest and best of something? It could be a product, or it could be a service, but one thing is for certain, what they are asking for is a fabled thing – a bit like a unicorn. And when you are looking for recommendations for something that is potentially extremely important and that could have a lifelong impact should it not be right in some way; you are stepping into risky territory if you are more concerned with cutting costs than quality. This sentiment most certainly applies to the cost of LASIK laser eye surgery.
LASIK is one of the most common elective surgeries in the world. This revolutionary treatment works by reshaping the cornea so that refractive eye errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) can be corrected. In doing so, patients can enjoy a clear, concise vision with little or no reliance on prescription eyewear. Better still, the treatment creates a permanent change – something which could save patients from the considerable ongoing expense of maintaining glasses or using contact lenses.
The procedure itself is painless and extremely safe – provided of course that it is carried out by a fully trained and experienced LASIK surgeon. However, since it does provide a permanent solution to your visual needs, it isn’t without cost. For some people, this initial investment can be a little off-putting, leading them to try and find the ‘cheapest and best’ LASIK surgeon around. As we know, the cheapest and best are rarely the same thing.
Spending wisely isn’t just about saving money and unfortunately, prioritizing cost over quality can be an expensive mistake. And with your vision potentially at risk, if you try to cut corners, it is easy to see why it is important to do your research and find the best LASIK surgeon that you can afford, rather than necessarily the cheapest.
Reasons to Choose The Best LASIK Surgeon You Can Afford
There are various reasons why you should always opt for value over price and select the best LASIK surgeon that you can afford.
First, you want to ensure that you get a LASIK surgeon who is board-certified, licensed, and experienced. This ensures that they are certified beyond having a basic license to practice medicine, while their experience means that they are best placed to deliver consistent, predictable treatment. It also enables them to think quickly should there be any complications and deliver your LASIK to the very highest standards. As you might expect, surgeons with these qualifications and experience typically charge more for their services as their price reflects the time, effort, and cost that they have put into being able to provide a safe, effective, and optimal quality service to patients.
It is also important to bear in mind that LASIK requires the use of cutting-edge laser technology and as you might imagine, the machines to provide these are expensive. Unfortunately, not every LASIK provider is willing to invest in the latest and safest technology, instead of trying to pass off old technology as new. This could lead to you experiencing substandard and potentially even dangerous treatment. Therefore, it is essential that you choose a LASIK surgeon that can show you that they are happy to invest in the latest techniques and equipment, which cements that the safety of their patients and patient outcomes are their main priority.
LASIK surgery cost should only be a small consideration when it comes to obtaining treatment that can permanently alter your vision. The best LASIK surgeons may not be the cheapest, but they will deliver the safest and highest quality service and the best outcomes from your laser vision correction. Our Roslyn, NY LASIK surgeons use the latest tools and techniques, ensuring that our patient’s wellbeing is our priority at every stage of the process. To find out more, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Roslyn LASIK center today.