Not only is LASIK more affordable than long-term contact lens wear, it’s also healthier for your eyes.
Researchers at Oregon’s Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute report that over the course of 30 years, there is a 1:100 chance of contact lens wearers developing a serious lens-related eye infection.
Over the same period of time, patients undergoing the LASIK procedure have only a 1:2000 chance of experiencing dramatic vision loss.
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* Estimated savings with LASIK represents the amount saved by having LASIK versus wearing contact lenses until age 65, based on your age and average monthly expense on contact lenses. Additional savings to consider include the cost of contact lens solution, backup pairs of prescription eyeglasses, and annual eye exams/contact lens fittings.