Is It Cheaper To Get LASIK Or Buy Contacts?

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to get LASIK surgery or stick with contact lenses. Both have benefits and drawbacks, but which is the cheaper option in the long run? 

Here’s a breakdown of the cost comparisons between LASIK and contacts to help you make the best choice for you. 

The Cost Of LASIK Surgery

The average cost of LASIK surgery is around $2,200 per eye, but it can vary depending on the surgeon and the facility where the surgery is performed. 

The Cost Of Contact Lenses And Solutions

The average cost of a year’s supply of disposable contacts is about $120. This includes the cost of the lenses and the solution. Extended wear lenses cost about $350 per year. 

How Often Would You Need To Replace Your Contacts Or Have Surgery?

If you wear contacts, you must replace them every few months. If you have LASIK surgery, you will not need to replace your contacts or have surgery again.  

Miscellaneous Costs Associated With Each Option

There are a few other costs to consider when deciding between LASIK surgery and contact lenses. For example, if you wear glasses, you will need to buy a new pair after your LASIK surgery. 

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