Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center
If your natural vision is blurred, there is a high chance that you have a refractive error. Refractive problems occur when the light isn’t processed correctly by the eye. If the cornea, the clear dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye is shaped correctly, the light will be refracted by the cornea, will pass through the eye and hit the retina, which will then process it and send a signal to our brain that tells us what we are seeing. When the curve isn’t curved perfectly, the light doesn’t hit the retina properly, which leads to blurred vision. The less accurately it reaches the retina, the less clear our vision is.
Until fairly recently, glasses and contact lenses were the only treatment of choice for patients with refractive errors, however, now laser vision correction offers a convenient and permanent way of improving vision so that people have little or no need to wear prescription lenses to see clearly. One of the most well-known forms of laser vision correction is LASIK.
About LASIK Laser Vision Correction
LASIK or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses laser technology to reshape the cornea so that light is refracted correctly and the patient can see clearly without using prescription lenses. The procedure itself is painless, being carried out with anesthetic eye drops, and takes just a few minutes per eye. Take a look at what our patients say about their LASIK experience at our center.
The reshaping is carried out through a thin flap that is made in the epithelium – the outer corneal tissue. This flap is hinged so that it can be opened to perform the laser correction, and then replaced where it will heal naturally. Most patients can expect a functional recovery from LASIK in less than a week, with many being able to return to work just a day or two following their procedure.
In general, most patients who have undergone LASIK laser vision correction in Edison, NJ, have achieved 20/25 vision or better, dramatically reducing or eliminating their need for glasses or contact lenses.
The Cost of LASIK – Does it save you in the long run?
LASIK is a permanent treatment, so the cost of the procedure is significantly more than you would expect to pay a one-time for glasses or contact lenses. However, over the course of your lifetime, the overall cost of your LASIK procedure could almost certainly be less than you would spend on glasses and contact lenses, plus you get the added benefits of greater convenience and no need to worry about taking care of your prescription eyewear. Visit our website to use our custom calculator, and determine how much you could save if you make the switch from glasses or contacts to LASIK.
Conventional LASIK processes at Manhattan LASIK Centers usually start at around $2995, but this is just a guide and you will need to refer to your LASIK surgeon in Edison, NJ for an accurate estimation based on your individual needs. Actual costs will take into account various elements of your treatment including:
- Level of vision correction: Higher prescription levels are generally considered to be more expensive than lower prescription levels.
- Laser technology: The type of LASIK or laser vision correction treatment that you opt for will change the price of the procedure. Your laser vision surgeon will ultimately recommend the best procedure that will meet your individual needs, and if your suggested procedure involves a newer technology, it may impact the cost of your surgery.
- Experience of your surgeon: The most experienced surgeons tend to charge more. However, they bring a level of talent and dexterity that cannot be offered at a lower price.
All the various elements that may impact your laser vision correction cost will be explained to you at your free consultation.
Financing Options at MLC
We understand that the cost of LASIK may seem a little overwhelming at first, however, we also firmly believe that every patient should have the opportunity to benefit from this cutting-edge and often life-transforming treatment. For this reason, we are pleased to offer patients a range of financing options that enable qualifying patients to achieve clear vision and reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses in an affordable way. Patients can use their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for their LASIK procedure, and opt to spread the cost with our 0% interest and 0% upfront option to pay over their chosen duration with easy, affordable monthly repayments. Contact our LASIK team in Edison, NJ by calling 212-759-9617 to find out more.