Kremer Eye Center Blog
4 Signs You May Be Ready for LASIK
November 8, 2018
If you want to see clearly without having to put on contact lenses and glasses, LASIK is an ideal option. But how do you know when you’re ready to get LASIK eye surgery?
If you’re considering correcting your vision, here are four signs you may be ready for LASIK.
1. You’re Tired of Wearing Contact Lenses and Glasses
While they do provide you with the ability to see clearly while you have them on, wearing contact lenses and glasses every day can be a hassle. Luckily, LASIK can get rid of your need for contacts and glasses entirely with one simple surgery.
Using advanced lasers, LASIK permanently corrects eyesight by reshaping the cornea to the appropriate curvature. Patients will need to take some time to rest their eyes and recover, but most will notice improvements in vision and resume non-strenuous day-to-day activities as early as the morning after the procedure.
Once your eyes are fully healed, you’ll be able to see clearly without any need for your contacts or glasses.
2. You’re Tired of Paying for Contact Lenses and Glasses
On average, you can spend around $1,000 on contact lenses and glasses a year, depending on your prescription. Since this number doesn’t typically include the cost of necessary eye care expenses, like eye exams and contact lens solution, you could end up spending more than $10,000 in ten years on contact lenses and glasses alone.
If you’re tired of paying for contacts and glasses every year, you may be ready for LASIK. The cost of LASIK can range from about $2,000 to $6,000 for both eyes based on who is performing the procedure, what types of technologies are used, and where you live. However, this number doesn’t just include the surgery; it also covers pre- and post-op appointments.
More importantly, LASIK is a one-time expense. That means you’ll end up saving more money in the long run with this procedure, because you’ll only need to pay for it once. After the surgery, your vision will be permanently corrected, and you’ll no longer need to buy contact lenses and glasses every year.
3. You Have Some Money in Your FSA or HSA
One of the most convenient ways to pay for LASIK is with an FSA (Flexible Savings Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account). If you have a bit saved in either account, you can use it towards the cost of your LASIK procedure to make it more affordable.
If you don’t have enough in your FSA or HSA, Kremer does offer other finance options to help you get the vision correction procedure that you need. For example, we can provide 0% APR special financing for 24 months. Patients who qualify for this offer will pay no interest if the entire cost of their LASIK surgery is paid in full within 24 months. After that, standard APR rates will apply.
We also offer discounts for those with VSP Vision Memberships.
4. You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK
LASIK can provide crystal-clear vision for many, but not every patient will qualify. To be considered a good candidate for the procedure, you need to make sure you meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 years old or older
- Must have sufficient corneal thickness
- Must have good overall eye health
- Must have no changes in vision over the past two years
If you meet every item listed above, you’re ready to get your LASIK procedure. If you do not meet all the requirements, there are other vision correction options for you to consider, like Visian ICL and PRK.
LASIK is an effective vision correction solution that can give you the long-lasting clear eyesight you need to improve your everyday life. For more information about it or to see if you qualify for LASIK, schedule a consultation at Kremer Eye Center.