How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery in Orange County Cost?

How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

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Many patients ask “How much does LASIK cost?” and are pleased to find that Orange County LASIK with Dr. Manger is an affordable alternative compared to the amount of money spent on glasses, contact lenses, solutions and annual eye exams. And when considering eye LASIK cost in Orange County, you should also think about the value of seeing the world in a new way of wonderment without the struggle of glasses and contact lenses. For many, this WOW factor of great vision is priceless.

Industry experts conservatively estimate that laser vision surgery costs less than the average person spends on glasses, contacts, and eye exams over an 8 to 10 year period. Surgery may even pay for itself in less time if you need prescription sunglasses for driving or outdoor activities, or if you have astigmatism or need specialty contact lenses for presbyopia correction. Every time you purchase new glasses and contacts, you could already be paying for your surgery.

Many factors will contribute to the cost of LASIK surgery. The cost of laser LASIK may vary based on the surgeon’s experience and expertise, the type of technology used, the follow-up care provided, and the patient’s eye prescription. While Dr. Manger, the leading surgeon for LASIK surgery, uses only the most-advanced laser LASIK eye technology available in the world, Saddleback Eye Center’s LASIK cost is very affordable and cost effective. Several finance plans are available to patients, from 18-month no-interest plans to extended options where patients can pay for their Orange County LASIK treatment over 3,4 or even 5 years. While LASIK surgery cost is usually a consideration for most patients, they are pleasantly surprised at how affordable it really is.

Saddleback Eye Center offers a variety of financing options, including interest-free financing. With Dr. Manger’s affordable LASIK eye surgery through financing, you don’t have to wait to start enjoying better vision. Patients interested in our financing option may apply for financing while in our office for their free* LASIK exam. Financing laser vision surgery is quick and private, and patients typically will receive an approval within minutes. Patients have the option of choosing from our popular 18 month no-interest finance option, or may choose financing their LASIK eye surgery over 3, 4 or even 5 years. Often, no down payment is required, and many patients that use our financing tell us their monthly laser vision surgery cost is less than they pay for their cell phone each month! If you are interested in one of our finance options, simply let us know when you come in for your free* laser LASIK exam, and one of our patient counselors are happy to help find a plan that suits your needs. Learn more about financing LASIK.

Some laser eye centers advertise LASIK eye surgery for deeply discounted LASIK eye treatment costs.  But the buyer must beware.  To reduce eye LASIK treatment costs, these centers must cut corners on things like surgical experience and technology, which negatively impact patient outcomes.  

You may have seen surgery advertised at $1000 per eye or less, which sounds like a great deal.   As you consider LASIK eye surgery, you’ll find a number of ads offering discount eye LASIK surgery online, through Groupon deals, or on TV or the radio.  BE FORWARNED:  In 2006, the U.S. Congress conducted a study of the laser LASIK eye industry in general and took a hard look at budget LASIK centers (those charging $3500 or less for 2 eyes).  One alarming fact from the study was that 1 in 6 patients who had LASIK eye surgery at a budget center were extremely unhappy with their visual results.

Consider the top 5 reasons why budget LASIK vision surgery is not such a good deal after all:

  1. Bait and Switch – Cheap LASIK centers rarely charge the low advertised price.  Often these budget LASIK surgeons will trap you with their teaser rate, and then try to up-sell services with better technology at a higher price.
  2. The Doctor Lacks Experience – Expert LASIK surgeons with years of experience performing LASIK are extremely unlikely to work for a discount or budget LASIK center.
  3. The Center May Close – There have been many budget LASIK centers that have closed over the years leaving patients without medical care or recourse if something goes wrong with their vision.
  4. Corners Will Be Cut – Discount LASIK centers have to cut corners or they wouldn’t make a profit.  Shortcuts include hiring inexperienced surgeons, using old, outdated technology, and limiting aftercare.  This corner-cutting usually results in poor quality surgery, leaving the patient with less than optimal results that may need to be redone in a few months or years.
  5. Follow-Up Appointments are Rationed – Budget LASIK centers typically offer very limited follow-up care to their patients.  These centers often make it very difficult for patients to return for aftercare, or charge additional fees for post-operative visits.

Budget laser vision surgery centers may initially seem like a good deal, but once you’ve done your research you will find they don’t offer a bargain after all.  Your eyes and their health are what are most important.  You only have one pair of eyes, so it is important to have surgery done right the first time by properly trained surgeons.

Contacts And Glasses Cost Calculator

Curious to find out what you’ve been spending on glasses and contacts over the years? Use our cost comparision calculator to add it all up. You might be surprised!

Based on these calculations, LASIK will save you thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime. Start saving today!

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18 months NO INTEREST FINANCING available on approved credit. Monthly payments as low as $100 per month.
Calculations based on average U.S. lifespan of 85 years.

Schedule your free* Laser LASIK exam online

Take the first step toward freedom from glasses and contacts Schedule your free* LASIK exam online and receive a certificate for special LASIK savings.

1. Click on date.

2. Select time from drop-down.

3. Fill in form and click SUBMIT

Note: Green dates are available. Gray dates are unavailable. Red dates are booked. Gray times are unavailable.

*Offer limited to 10 free LASIK exams per day. Regular fee schedule available at time of consultation. $200 exam fee will apply to patients who have had any previous eye surgery. This fee will be applied towards surgical procedure.

On occasion, the Intralase procedure cannot be performed on a patient due to various eye conditions such as corneal scarring, small orbits or previous refractive surgeries. In these cases, PRK may be considered as an alternative to LASIK.

Cannot be combined with other offers or insurance. LASIK $1,950-$3,350 per eye. $800 discount when LASIK is performed on both eyes. Single-eye LASIK procedures receive a $400 discount.

Receive an additional $250 discount per eye when you have your LASIK exam and LASIK procedure done on the same day. Regular fee schedule available at time of examination. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Certificate has no cash value.

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce and potentially eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks that will be discussed with you prior to having your procedure. These risks include, but are not limited to fluctuating vision, visual symptoms like glare or haloes around lights, dry eyes that require eye drops, and the occasional need for a retreatment.

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