Beware of Low-Cost LASIK Providers

Low-Cost LASIK - Cheap LASIK Eye Surgery

We have dealt with many objections to LASIK over the years. Those objections usually come down to two different things: fear of the surgery itself or fear of the price tag.

Even the patients who are the most interested in having LASIK surgery will sometimes balk when they learn how much it costs. On average, you should expect to pay about $2,400 per eye for LASIK surgery.

We know that this is a big investment and you have to seriously evaluate whether or not you are ready for it. Fortunately, there are many ways to make LASIK more affordable without falling for bait-and-switch low-cost LASIK schemes.

Less Isn’t Always More

LASIK financing options are available and some people can use money from their health savings account to pay for the procedure. And of course, you may want to consider several different providers.

Occasionally, patients will find providers who offer too good to be true LASIK rates like $299 per eye. You should be very wary of low-cost LASIK providers for this one very big reason: you get what you pay for.

$299 per eye does not represent the cost for a safe, effective LASIK procedure. There may be many situations in your life when it makes sense to shop for the best deal. But do you really want to shop for the best deal on your vision?

What Should I Look For in a LASIK Provider?

Unless you have a personal recommendation from someone you trust, it can be hard to know which provider to choose. To make this process easier for you, we have outlined four essential qualities you should look for in a LASIK surgeon:

  • Experience:

It is not uncommon to find LASIK surgeons who have performed tens of thousands of surgeries.

  • Screening:

Your surgeon should never pressure you to have LASIK. In fact, a good surgeon will carefully screen their patients first to make sure they are a good fit for the procedure.

  • Demeanor:

Look for someone you feel comfortable with. Personality isn’t everything but it does matter; you should feel like your LASIK surgeon has your best interests in mind.

  • References:

You can ask your primary care doctor or friends and family for a recommendation. Once you have decided on someone, you should also read the reviews from their previous patients.


Planning for your LASIK surgery doesn’t have to be a stressful event. If you are concerned about finances, you can look at the information we provide on insurance and financing. Or contact us to schedule a free LASIK consultation with one of our surgeons.