LASIK cost at Byrd Eye Clinic in Detroit, MI, is $3,098 for both eyes. This includes consultation fees, 12 months of follow-up visits, and any necessary enhancements.
The cost of LASIK eye surgery may be an important factor when choosing an ophthalmologist, but it should not be the only determining factor. You should take into account all the services included in our price, and consider the savings the surgery will present in the years to come.
As you research LASIK surgery, you may find that the price varies from one doctor to another. Several factors affect the final cost, such as the location of the practice and the amount of experience the doctor has. Many patients take this information into account, but fail to research what each doctor’s price includes. Some practices will charge extra for follow-up visits or any enhancements necessary after the surgery. Other practices work with contract surgeons. These doctors may have plenty of experience and provide good results, but many times the patient meets the doctor for the first time and last time on the day of surgery, with all follow-up visits being performed by a non-surgeon.
While LASIK surgery may seem expensive, the savings you experience over the years following the surgery can make up for the cost.
At Byrd Eye Clinic, we want our patients to have the best experience possible when they come to us for LASIK surgery. Our price includes one-on-one consultation with Dr. Byrd before your surgery, so he can personally evaluate your candidacy for LASIK surgery and note the level of correction required to restore your vision. The fee includes all necessary follow-up visits for a year, performed personally by Dr. Byrd, as well as any necessary enhancements after your procedure. You can rest easy knowing your surgery will be performed by a doctor with years of experience, using the latest techniques and technology. The doctor uses the Ziemer femtosecond laser to create your corneal flap without a blade, and the STAR S4 IR® excimer laser to reshape the cornea, which reduces thermal effects on your cornea.
While LASIK surgery may seem expensive, the savings you experience over the years following the surgery can make up for the cost. Patients who wear contact lenses or glasses have to visit their eye doctor every year to update their prescription. Apart from the cost of the appointment, the patient also has to purchase new glasses or a year’s supply of contact lenses with the new vision prescription. Patients may pay more for glasses or contacts over the course of a few years than they would for LASIK surgery. LASIK also eliminates the worry of losing a lens or a pair of glasses. Finally, surgery with Dr. Byrd eliminates the possibility of infection that contact lenses present.
Most insurance companies will not cover LASIK surgery, although some do occasionally with a written referral from your primary care physician. You can use your health savings account, if you have one, to help pay for the procedure. We also work with Medicare, as well as Aetna and Blue Cross. Financing via CareCredit is also available.
Do not let just the cost of LASIK surgery determine how you choose your ophthalmologist. Dr. Byrd has many years of experience in helping patients achieve clear, life-changing vision. If you would like to learn more about the cost of LASIK surgery, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Byrd, contact our office today.