Save Big on LASIK!
From time to time Dr. Stewart offers special discounts, pricing and incentives to help you save on your LASIK procedure.
24-Month Interest-Free Financing
If you are unable to afford out-of-pocket surgery costs or your insurance does not cover a procedure, we offer 24-month, interest-free financing for select patients who qualify.
- Winner must contact Dr. Stewarts office within 30 days of receiving the winning text. If later than 30 days, the offer is not valid.
- The procedure must be done before 3 months from the time of the drawing.
- Winners of the text-2-win must be good candidates to have LASIK, and approved by Dr. Stewart after initial free screening has been performed.
- The LASIK procedure is not transferrable.
Accepted Forms of Payment
The cost of your surgery will depend on the options you chose for your procedure. Check with our Surgical Coordinator to discuss your options. If you are seriously considering refractive surgery or other vision correction procedures and want to make your treatment as affordable as possible, we have provided a variety of payment options for your convenience:
- Credit Card – We accept full and/or partial payments with these major credit providers: Visa, MasterCard and Discovers
- Check – For your convenience, we accept checking account payments. Please note that a $100 returned check fee will be processed on all returned checks.
- Cash & Money Orders – We also accept payments in cash or with money orders. A receipt of payment will be generated for your records.
- Flex Spending Account – You should also find out if your employer's flexible spending account can be used to pay for LASIK surgery. These tax-advantaged accounts are funded through your tax-free payroll deductions and help pay for health expenses not covered by your health plan.
If you are unable to afford out-of-pocket surgery costs or your insurance does not cover a procedure, we offer interest-free financing for select patients who qualify.
LASIK vs. Glasses & Contacts
Are you sick of popping in your contact lenses every day? Are you tired of taking your contacts out and cleaning them when you just want to fall into bed at night? If you wear glasses, are you frustrated with the loss of your peripheral vision and the extra caution you have to use while being active?
If you’re seriously considering LASIK laser eye surgery but are unsure if you can afford it, we have compared the cost benefits of LASIK versus a lifetime of contacts and glasses.
LASIK is a one-time fee, while glasses and contact lenses require a lifetime commitment. According to industry experts, LASIK will pay for itself on average within 7 years. Here's why:
If you wear contacts:
- You will have monthly costs for new lenses and supplies
- An eye examination is recommended every two years.
- Emergency doctor visits will be required if you develop eye irritation or an infection from wearing contacts.
If you wear glasses
- An optometric visit to examine your eyes every two years is the recommended.
- If your prescription has changed, you will need new glasses with lenses and frames. Even if you’re fortunate not to need a stronger prescription, you may still want new frames to update your appearance.
- In addition, some people have more than one pair of glasses just in case one gets broken or misplaced. Designer frames are increasingly expensive and usually not covered by your health care plan.
- Don’t forget the need for prescription sunglasses.
Here are the national average costs associated with contacts, glasses and LASIK:
- Contacts: $48 a month
- Contact Supplies: $12 a month
- Doctor visit: $150 every two years
- Prescription glasses: $320 every two years
- Prescription sunglasses: $270 every two years
- Average cost for LASIK: $2,250 per eye (a one-time charge). Plus, after LASIK, you will no longer need to pay for expensive prescription sunglasses.
According to these statistics, if you wear:
- Contacts and glasses, your annual cost for vision correction is $1,090
- Contacts only, your average annual costs are $795
- Glasses only, your average annual costs are $370
Here's a breakdown on LASIK cost savings over time:
- If you wear contacts and glasses, LASIK will pay for itself in just over 4 years
- If you wear contacts only, LASIK will pay for itself in less than 6 years
- If you wear glasses only, LASIK will pay for itself in 12 years
Costs savings over 30 years:
- If you wear contacts and glasses, your expenses over a 30-year time period could be $32,700. That means LASIK will save you $28,200
- If you wear contacts only, your expenses over a 30-year time period could be $23,850. That means LASIK will save you $19,350
- If you wear glasses only, your expenses over a 30-year time period could be $11,100. That means LASIK will save you $6,600
Your actual prices will vary based on your situation. Your annual visits may be more or less expensive than our estimate. You may pay a different amount for glasses or contacts or buy them at in less frequent intervals. Nonetheless, we hope this information will be helpful for anyone who is researching the costs and benefits of LASIK.