Undoubtedly, laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK have revolutionized the eye care industry’s approach to the treatment of vision conditions. LASIK effectively treats the refractive errors that are responsible for blurring the vision of millions of patients throughout the world: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Patients with nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, have difficulty seeing distant objects clearly. Patients with farsightedness, medically known as hyperopia, have difficulty seeing near objects clearly. Patients with astigmatism experience blurry vision when viewing near and distant objects, and they may also experience double vision.
In the past, glasses and contact lenses sufficiently treated these refractive errors. Now, patients can undergo LASIK surgery to permanently correct the aberrations that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Jacksonville LASIK surgeon Jerry Maida performs thousands of refractive procedures each year; he has the talent and skill to successfully perform LASIK surgery. But before patients make the decision to undergo LASIK vision correction treatment, they often want to know how much LASIK will cost.
Nationwide, LASIK surgery typically costs $1,600 to $3,200 per eye. The cost of each patient’s LASIK surgery will depend on several factors, including:
- The technology: The professionals at Maida CustomVision employ use of the safest and most effective laser vision correction technology. When it comes to the first stage of LASIK surgery in which the corneal flap is created, Dr. Maida utilizes the Intralase® laser. All treatment at MAIDA CustomVision are Wavefront Optimozed as opposed to conventional LASIK. The use of the Intralase® laser and wavefront technology increases the price of LASIK.
- The patient’s condition: The patient’s degree of refractive error, the presence of astigmatism, and pupil size may be factored into LASIK quotes. Patients with higher degrees of refractive errors, astigmatism, and larger pupils have more complex cases that require more skill to treat. During your LASIK screening, Dr. Maida and his staff will perform various eye tests to determine patient suitability for surgery and provide accurate LASIK price quotes.
- The surgeon: The experience of the surgeon also plays a role in the price of LASIK. Dr. Maida is a skilled surgeon with a track record of producing successful LASIK outcomes. In fact, he was the first surgeon in northeast Florida to perform LASIK surgery, he has more than 20 years of experience with the ophthalmic excimer laser, and he is one of just 20 recipients of the Distinguished National Award from Summit Technology for excellence in LASIK.
Although LASIK is the most popular refractive treatment, it is not the only one offered at Maida CustomVision. For patients in Jacksonville, implantable contact lenses and PRK can also treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These are excellent options for patients that do not qualify for LASIK or wish to undergo an alternative treatment.
Patients interested in getting a personal LASIK cost quote can contact Maida CustomVision in Jacksonville to schedule a LASIK screening. Dr. Maida and his staff look forward to hearing from you!