Depending on how compliant they are with their recommended contact lens regimen – and their number of annual office visits and new fitting appointments – the average contact lens wearer invests between $75 and $100 per month on their eyes.
When projected out over the normal length of time the average person wears his or her contacts – 10-20 years – the total cost for contact lens wear can range between $9,000 and $15,000. What seems to most patients as a modest and acceptable annual investment in their contact lenses can quickly grow into a substantial expense.
The latest alternative to a lifetime of contact lens wear is the next generation LASIK procedure that costs only a fraction of the total expense associated with long-term contact lens wear. Carolinas Eye Center offers Convenient Payment Options to fit your personal needs!
Not only is LASIK more affordable than a lifetime of contacts, but also safer and ‘greener.’ Researchers report that contact lens wearers face a much greater risk of developing a serious eye infection than patients receiving LASIK. This is especially true for long-term contact lens wearers. Undergoing LASIK also allows the patient to avoid disposing plastic lens solution bottles and plastic lens containers into our landfills.
LASIK performed at Carolinas Eye Center is approved to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The actual time of this laser procedure is less than 60 seconds. Because of its increased safety and precision, it has been deemed safe and effective by NASA for our astronauts, and by the US military!