How the cost of contact lenses compares to the cost of vision correction?

When it comes to vision correction, there are many options out there. For people who want an alternative to glasses and contact lenses, LASIK is a popular choice. But how do it compare in terms of cost? Let’s take a look.

LASIK may seem like an expensive option to correct your eyesight. However, over a lifetime most patients will pay much less for laser eye surgery than what they would spend on glasses or contact lenses!

We estimate the average cost of buying contact lenses over a year is $480. If you’ve been wearing them for 10 years or more, you could have already paid for laser eye surgery.

If you think about how much it costs to get your prescriptions refilled, lenses fitted, lens solution and buying new glasses, you realise that you’ll save money when you stop renting your vision and start owning it.

Compare the cost of contact lenses and LASIK

At Memorial Eye Institute, we believe everyone is entitled to clear vision. So we offer affordable payment options that spread the LASIK procedure cost in 24 monthly instalments. That way you can pay for this LASIK eye surgery at your own pace with our financing plans.

LASIK is a more affordable option

So, if you are considering vision correction surgery, it is important to do your research and understand the full cost of the procedure. But be reassured that when you compare the lifetime costs of glasses or contacts against surgery, you will find that surgery is a much more affordable option in the long run.

If you would like to book an assessment with one of our surgeons and discuss your options further, please call us today. We would be happy to help you take the first step on your journey to clear vision!

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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