LASIK is an investment into your eyes, and your future. The decision to have LASIK is an easy choice, but where to have LASIK might not be. Consider your last major purchase, maybe it was a new home, computer, smartphone or new car. When considering these major purchases, you want a more effective product. Quality is worth the investment, and vision correction is no exception.
Seeing different costs and advertisements all over showing $299 LASIK or even less can make your decision confusing. You want the best for your eyes, and we want to help you navigate the low-cost LASIK claims you may be seeing.
Can I really have LASIK for only $299 per eye?
The truth is, probably not. The advertised price of $299 per eye may apply to a small segment of people. The cost increases, per eye, depending upon your prescription. The cost also increases if you have astigmatism. If you do qualify for $299 per eye LASIK, you will likely see additional charges for up-to-date technology, post-operative care and an enhancement period.
Why wouldn’t I want a steal of a deal?
All LASIK is not created equally. If you do qualify for $299 LASIK, you could end up sacrificing important aspects such as testing, technology and care. Having LASIK with advanced, proven technology gives you a better opportunity to achieve the results you want, customized to your unique eyes.
How do I choose where to get LASIK?
There are three important components to consider when choosing a LASIK surgeon: experience, patient care and technique/technology.
Education is important to look for in a LASIK surgeon, but training and experience is even more important. Finding a doctor specifically trained to perform LASIK who also has thousands of LASIK cases under their belt is important in making sure you get the care you deserve. Dr. Chu was fellowship trained in refractive surgery. After his fellowship training, Dr. Chu has trained other surgeons from around the world on how to perform LASIK surgery. He continues to offer his expertise to other doctors around the world. Dr. Chu has helped thousands of patients improve their vision you can see what his patients have to say about their procedures here.
2. Patient-first mentality
When looking for who to trust with your vision, make sure you find a surgeon who will be up front about your eyes, and what procedure will best fit your needs. Being treated as an individual goes a long way in how you feel about your experience. Dr. Chu is dedicated to excellence in patient care and will take the time to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. By looking at your life from your perspective, he is able to recommend a vision correction procedure customized to fit your needs, and most importantly, determine if the best option for you is no surgery at all.
3. Techniques and technology
As mentioned above, many offices advertising $299 LASIK use older technology and techniques in order to keep their costs low. When looking for a provider you can trust with your vision, it is important to choose an office that is constantly evolving and keeping up with the latest and greatest technology. Dr. Chu has participated in more than 100 clinical evaluations of new technologies and treatments to be able to offer the most up-to-date advancements to his patients. He was one of the first in Minnesota to perform LASIK and is the first in Minnesota to offer the revolutionary SMILE Laser Vision Correction procedure.
With quality LASIK, every aspect of your life can change. It is important that you are able to choose your surgeon without price becoming a barrier. This is why Chu Vision Institute offers affordable payment plans, including no-interest payments and extended payment terms, to help you fit vision correction into your budget. Schedule your free LASIK screening here!
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