Lasik, SMILE, and contacts– comparing the costs

Have you ever thought about how much you spend over a lifetime on glasses and/or contacts? The answer is – probably not. Today, we will look at a few statistics regarding the cost of corrective eyewear vs. the cost of a laser vision correction procedure as well as the options that are available to our patients.

First, let’s take a look at the average cost of contact lenses over a lifetime. These estimates do not include the cost of solution and annual eye exams.


When you factor in the number of times you fill your contacts prescription, you are spending double if not five times the price of a quality Laser Vision Correction procedure! The next question on most people’s minds…is this procedure covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, most medical insurances deem these procedures as elective and they are not therefore covered by insurance. However, if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) through your employer, HSA can be used to pay for laser vision correction procedure. Eyes of York also offers 18 months interest free financing through Care Credit.

Now that you have compared the costs and learned about your financing your new vision, give our office a call to schedule your free laser vision correction screening to find out if you are a good candidate!