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Old 08-26-2019, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Average cost of Lasik Eye Surgery

Wife mentioned Lasik the other day. She has been a lifelong glasses/contact wearer. She is blind! (can't make out faces at 12 feet without glasses). Wanting to surprise her but don't have 10k to do it. What is the real cost. I have heard the 250/per eye commercials but I know better. What is realistic? What is normal recovery time? Probably not going to be covered by insurance.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:18 PM   #2
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2500-3500 for the newest technology and that’s for both eyes. The $250 per eye is the older technology. She will have to go in and do all the test and then they will determine if lasik is right for her.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:26 PM   #3
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That is reassuring!
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:27 PM   #4
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Mine was almost 5k, that's with a life time warranty
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:39 PM   #5
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I think mine was about $2500 because I paid for it with my flex spending card.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:40 PM   #6
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Iíd say $3,000 to $5000


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Old 08-26-2019, 11:44 PM   #7
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I had surgery this summer at Lasik Vision Institute, $2,100 Groupon Special. One of the best medical decisions I ever made!!! Highly recommend!


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Old 08-26-2019, 11:51 PM   #8
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Hereís my thread.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=727673


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Old 08-26-2019, 11:54 PM   #9
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Ashley from Mann Eye should be around shortly with the 411 on lasik.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:56 PM   #10
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I had surgery this summer at Lasik Vision Institute, $2,100 Groupon Special. One of the best medical decisions I ever made!!! Highly recommend!


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Isn't that the place where they train how to do LASIK?
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:11 AM   #11
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Isn't that the place where they train how to do LASIK?


The physicians are ďIndependent Eye Surgeons.Ē


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Old 08-27-2019, 12:11 AM   #12
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It's been 20 years since I had mine done, but I went with the doctor with the best reputation.

I paid whatever he wanted to charge me.

I think back then it was 4 grand.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:16 AM   #13
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My wife just had hers done 2 weeks ago and it was $3250.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:16 AM   #14
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Had my consultation today with all appointments and post visits $3800 for both eyes

My insurance will cover about $800 of it
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:47 AM   #15
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Mine was $4200 for both eyes back in ‘07. It it about time to get back in for a “tune up” I think. Have to wear readers for small print and unless there is good contrast, lots of menus are hard to read. Best money I ever spent!
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:58 AM   #16
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Mine was 3000 7 years ago. Worth every penny.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:29 AM   #17
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3800 2 years ago
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:59 AM   #18
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$3k in 2002.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:22 AM   #19
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My wife had it 4-5 years ago in Austin. It was 4k for both eyes.

Changed her life and she says all the time that she should have done it sooner.



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Old 08-27-2019, 06:39 AM   #20
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Paid $4k 2 years ago for a reputable Dr. in San Antonio. Only regret is not doing it sooner.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:50 AM   #21
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Paid around $3k about two years ago at Tylock-George Eye Care. Best decision I ever made and worth every penny.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:13 AM   #22
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ill be purchasing thru groupon tomorrow. listed at 1799
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:18 AM   #23
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ill be purchasing thru groupon tomorrow. listed at 1799
Per eye or total? If total thatís an awesome deal
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:24 AM   #24
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Per eye or total? If total thatís an awesome deal
For both. They will try to upsell me on the punctal plugs, but I'm already prepared to decline.

Look up nannyslayers thread on hers. There is a link above.

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Old 08-27-2019, 07:25 AM   #25
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Guess I shouldve bought it a couple weeks ago. It was 1799, now its 1999.

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Old 08-27-2019, 07:45 AM   #26
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I had mine done at Mann about 12 years ago. Best think I've ever done.. my eyes are one place i wouldn't try to find the best deal..
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:49 AM   #27
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Had mine done in 2005 at Berkley Eye in The Woodlands, it was 3300.00 , it was without a doubt the best money I ever spent on myself.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:20 AM   #28
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I had mine done in March, paid $3250 with a lifetime warranty. Just go in and make sure you are comfortable with the Dr. The procedure sucked big time, but it was my fault for not asking what it all entailed before beginning.

Oh and it's awesome. I wore glasses and contacts for more than 20 years. It took about 3 months before I stopped reaching for my glasses in the morning.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #29
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My wife was in the $3500 club, but probably the best money ever spent.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:37 AM   #30
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Had mine done in 2000 and it was just under $2g. Still the best money Iíve ever spent.


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Old 08-27-2019, 09:40 AM   #31
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The Dallas LasikPlus Vision Center located in Plano, Texas off of Dallas Parkway (Toll Road). Dr. (COL/USAF/RET) Robert Smith is the Top Gun Doctor and is included on the Texas Super Doctors list!

$3200 and I sit with 20/15 both eyes.
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:32 AM   #32
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Had mine done by Dr Lehmann in Nacogdoches 20 years ago. He was one of the pioneers in the biz. By far, best money Ive ever spent. If I recall it was 3500-4500. Easily worth 4x that.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:28 AM   #33
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Anyone have it done where one eye is done for close distance while the other is done for long distance? Do you get used to it?

I had a consult on lasik and they had me wear glasses for a week to be comfortable with it being done that way and I never was, so I never went back.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:47 AM   #34
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The Dallas LasikPlus Vision Center located in Plano, Texas off of Dallas Parkway (Toll Road). Dr. (COL/USAF/RET) Robert Smith is the Top Gun Doctor and is included on the Texas Super Doctors list!

$3200 and I sit with 20/15 both eyes.
Pretty sure Dr. Smith performed the PRK surgery on me back in 2002.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:51 AM   #35
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Anyone have it done where one eye is done for close distance while the other is done for long distance? Do you get used to it?

I had a consult on lasik and they had me wear glasses for a week to be comfortable with it being done that way and I never was, so I never went back.
My boss had that done. He wore contacts for a month prior to lasik to get used to it. He loves it now, but said it took about 3 weeks for his brain to rewire.

But if you shoot right handed and are left eye dominant, that would suck in that situation.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:56 AM   #36
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If you wife's eyes are that bad she may not be a candidate for Lasik. The reason I say this is that both my wife and I had vision correction done about 7 years ago. Her prescription was like -11 at the time and mine was -1.5.

She could not get lasik and had to have lens implants. That was a more invasive procedure and at the time the cost was about $7k. I on the other hand, was eligible for lasik and mine was about $2k per eye and that includes free lifetime touch ups if needed.

The important thing is to go to a highly reputable doctor. We went to Dr. Paul Cutarelli in Denver and he is excellent. His website is www.cutarellivision.com
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:13 PM   #37
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I paid $2900 cash 5 years ago in Plano with Dr. Boothe.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:22 PM   #38
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Had mine done at Mann eye. best thing I ever did. Ashley was on here, not sure if she still is. I think it was 2200 for 1 eye

They had a Tbh discount when I went
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