Contacts vs LASIK

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Can’t afford LASIK?

Think again! Chances are, if you are currently wearing corrective eyewear (ie glasses or contacts), you are spending far more than you’ve probably considered. Remember, LASIK is performed once; glasses and contacts are an annual purchase. According to a recent market study the average annual costs of corrective lenses are as follows:

Cost Analysis of LASIK vs Contacts

  Cost Contacts/Glasses Cost LASIK
Contact Lenses

(monthly)

$40 $0
Contact Supplies

(monthly)

$12 $0
Prescription Glasses

(every 2 yrs)

$377 $0
Prescription Sunglasses

(every 2 yrs)

$281 $0
Annual Cost $952 $0
20 year Cost $19,040 $0

On average LASIK pays for itself in FOUR years or less!

$0 down and 0% interest

Infections

Improper use of contact lenses is a common cause of eye infections and vision loss.  The CDC estimates that people who sleep with their contacts overnight are 20 times more likely to get infections in the eye (keratitis). The overall cost of medical expenses from keratitis is around $175 million dollars a year, as estimated by the CDC.

In a recent three year study comparing LASIK and contact lenses, contact wearers are over twice as likely to contract eye infections and ulcers compared to those who have LASIK!1  And those who previously wore contacts had reduced frequency of dry eyes at 2 and 3 years after LASIK compared to prior to surgery!1

1 Price et al. Three-year longitudinal survey comparing visual satisfaction with LASIK and contact lenses. Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug;123(8):1659-66.

LASIK FAQs
Our doctors and support staff are here to answer any questions you may have about LASIK surgery. We have compiled answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

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Eye Care Center of Port Huron
1000 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
810.982.3200
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Fraser Eye Care Center - Fraser
33080 Utica Road, Suite B
Fraser, MI 48026
586.296.7250
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Fraser Eye Care Center - Warren
28001 Schoenherr Road, Suite 2
Warren, MI 48088
586.756.5060
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Fraser Eye Care Center - Royal Oak
621 W. 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI, 48067
248.554.3620
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm