When you think about a procedure like LASIK, what comes to mind? Maybe the fact that it’s a permanent procedure? Or that it costs quite a bit of money upfront to get?
What you may not consider is that LASIK can actually save you money. Yeah, imagine that! How is this possible? Keep reading to learn why!
Glasses, Contacts, & Accessories Cost On Average $500 A Year
Yes, you read that right. Glasses, contacts, and various accessories that go along with vision cost on average, $500 per year. That’s not a small chunk of change! Now, let’s break it down even further.
Most people have one, if not two pairs of glasses. Glasses usually need replacing every two to three years. When you do replace your glasses, things can get pricey.
If you like designer labels like Kate Spade, Chanel, or Prada, your new frames could run you $500. That’s only the frames. Stop and think about that for a minute.
When you add the lenses and time for putting your glasses together, your glasses could suddenly cost closer to $1,000 or more! Most vision plan insurances will not cover any of this cost.
All that they cover is your annual eye exam. In most cases, you need a separate vision plan if you want extras like the frames or lenses covered as well.
Contact Lens Wearers Are Spending A Lot As Well
Now, let’s say you primarily wear contact lenses. You may think that this is less expensive, but it’s really not. Contact lenses need constant upkeep and you always have to order new ones.
Many contact lens wearers find that daily contacts are best, but they are the most expensive option available. With dailies, you are throwing out a pair of contact lenses, every single day.
Don’t even start thinking about what that does for the environment, because that’s a problem we could go into another day. The other problem with contact lenses is you always need to buy contact lens solution.
Contact lens wearers know this struggle well: you have it in your purse, in your overnight bag, or even a spare bottle that you keep on your desk just in case at work! Sure, you can buy the small bottles but they only last a week or two if you’re really lucky.
The big bottles of contact lens solution can run you $20 or $30 sometimes. If you wear contact lenses every day, that starts to add up and fast!
LASIK Pays For Itself Over Time
On average, LASIK costs about $2,000 per eye. That sounds like a lot until you do some thinking. Like what would your life be like if you didn’t have to pay for glasses, contacts, or solution ever again?
Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, we offer Patient Financing options that make LASIK affordable. If you’re dreaming of crystal clear vision, why let cost hold you back?
We’re proud to offer our patients CareCredit, which is a payment plan designed to fit your individual needs. CareCredit makes elective procedures like LASIK fiscally possible, without breaking the bank.
So how does LASIK pay for itself over time? Most payment plans offer very reasonable monthly payments. This allows you to pay off your procedure within about two years.
You’re left with visual freedom and your bank account is still in great shape after paying it off. Now, here’s where things get interesting. Once you pay off LASIK, you no longer have to worry about any of the costs associated with glasses or contacts.
That $500 you were spending every year on them? You can spend it on something else! After a few years, LASIK is paid off and you have visual freedom.
What could be better? Oh yeah, that extra $500 in your pocket every year. What could you do with an extra $500 every single year?
You could travel more. You could invest and save money for a down-payment on a house. You could donate more money to charity. The options are truly limitless!
Getting LASIK Lets You Invest In Yourself
Think for a second. When was the last time you did something that was 100% for you? We’re not talking about an hour-long massage, although you should do that as well. What we’re talking about is investing in yourself.
If you’re tired of wearing glasses and contacts, do something about it! Visual freedom from contacts and glasses could be the start of great things for you.
Don’t you want to wake up in the morning, refreshed and ready to go? What about being able to see the alarm clock or your phone instead of fumbling around for your glasses?
Do you want comfort knowing that you could get out of your house in case of an emergency, rather than trying to stumble out? These are the kinds of things you might never think about, but yes, you deserve that peace of mind.
Everyone does. And you can give it to yourself by getting a procedure like LASIK. Stop thinking it’s too expensive. Stop thinking it’s something for other people.
Stop thinking altogether. If you’ve ever suffered at the hands of your contacts or glasses, you deserve this.
Glasses in the rain rendering you blind? Contact lenses that you put in backward before a big job interview? We’ve all been there and it’s not a great feeling.
Why not shave minutes off your morning routine and make it possible to roll out of bed? In the words of the immensely popular Lizzie McGuire movie, “Why not take a crazy chance?”
Why not take that chance and see that LASIK can and will change your life for the better?
Want to make this the year you get LASIK? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, IL and find out today if you’re a good LASIK candidate!