Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Have you ever wanted to see without glasses or contact lenses? If so, you may have considered a vision correction procedure.

There are several of these procedures. You may be most familiar with LASIK, but other ones are available, like ZEISS SMILE and EVO ICL. These procedures are also popular and effective ways of correcting your vision.

All these vision correction procedures have high success rates and patient satisfaction, with most patients achieving 20/20 vision or better after them. However, many people have concerns about the cost of vision correction.

Luckily, there are easy ways to budget and pay for a vision correction procedure. Keep reading to learn about the cost of clarity and budgeting for ZEISS SMILE, LASIK, and EVO ICL to fit your financial means best.

How Much Do Vision Correction Procedures Cost?

How much does a vision correction procedure cost? These are elective procedures, which means they aren’t usually covered by health or vision insurance plans and require out-of-pocket costs. However, the exact price varies based on the procedure and your prescription.


The price of LASIK is highly variable based on what kind of LASIK procedure you get and the complexity of your prescription. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness.

ZEISS SMILE and EVO ICL do not correct farsightedness. Since a patient’s prescription can vary so much in complexity, LASIK, on average, can cost between $2,000 and $5,000 per eye.

It tends to be on the lower end if you’re very mildly nearsighted and on the higher end if you have a higher prescription with significant astigmatism.


ZEISS SMILE, like LASIK, is a laser eye procedure. The cost varies less since it only corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism. On average, it costs between $3,000 and $5,000 per eye.


Unlike LASIK and ZEISS SMILE, EVO ICL isn’t a laser eye procedure. Instead, the EVO ICL is an additive lens.

Since you’re paying for both the surgery and the lens, its cost can be higher than ZEISS SMILE and LASIK. On average, it costs between $4,000 and $6,000 per eye.

Financing Options

The price of these vision correction procedures may sound high, but the cost can be quite manageable, thanks to various financing options. We accept a few financing options at Manhattan LASIK Center, including:


CareCredit is a healthcare financing company that offers no-interest plans for out-of-pocket medical costs. Most people with a good credit score qualify.

They offer payment plans that will let you pay for medical procedures, including vision correction procedures, over 6, 12, 18, or even 24 months. As long as you make your payments on time, you won’t have to pay any more than the cost of the original procedure.


Alphaeon is another health financing company that finances healthcare services. If you have good credit, you should qualify for their services. Alphaeon offers lines of credit up to $25,000.

Credit Cards

You can also use your credit card to pay for a vision correction procedure. We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and Mastercard. Using your credit card is also a great way to earn a lot of reward points at one time while achieving the vision of your dreams.

Other Ways to Pay and Save for a Vision Correction Procedure

Payment plans through financing companies are an excellent way to pay for vision correction surgery over time. In addition to these plans, there are a few ways to reduce the price of a vision correction procedure and make it easier to fit into your everyday budget.


You may qualify for a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your job. These accounts allow you to put some of your pre-tax earnings aside for medical expenses.

If you make regular contributions with each of your paychecks, you may already have some savings put aside that you can use to help pay for a procedure like EVO ICL, ZEISS SMILE, or LASIK. Even if you don’t have enough to pay for the full procedure, or you don’t necessarily want to empty your account, you can still significantly reduce the surgery cost by paying in part through your HSA or FSA.

Potential Health Insurance Discount

Health and vision insurance plans usually cover less than the cost of vision correction surgery. But at Manhattan LASIK Center, we offer discounts for these procedures if you have certain health or vision insurance plans.

You can check out this page to determine if your plan qualifies you for a discount.

Vision Correction Can Save You Money in the Long Run


Now that you know how to pay for a vision correction procedure, is the cost still worth it? That’s up to you, but you should know that incredible vision and complete visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses are life-changing.

Correcting your vision can also save you money over time. Consider how much you spend on glasses and contact lenses every year.

Since a procedure like EVO ICL or ZEISS SMILE can permanently change your vision, you can look forward to years, if not decades, of visual freedom. That means any expenses associated with your glasses, contact lenses, and their necessary accessories will be eliminated, saving you money year after year.

Eventually, a vision correction procedure will pay for itself, leaving you with extra money in your pocket. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more to spend instead of less? This could be your reality after paying off your vision correction procedure.

Are you ready to find out if you could be a good candidate for a vision correction procedure? Schedule your consultation at Manhattan LASIK Center in Westchester, NY, today! Haven’t you waited long enough to achieve the vision of your dreams?