Laser eye surgery cost
At VISTAeyes, we understand that, for most people, cost is an important factor when considering laser eye surgery. The cost of your surgery will depend on which procedure is right for you and for your specific condition.
We do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach, but a customised treatment plan designed especially for you and your eyes.
At your initial, free, no-obligation consultation, we will undertake a comprehensive eye assessment. We will take multiple factors into consideration, including:
- Your current age, type of work, and lifestyle
- Your specific condition: short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, cataracts, keratoconus, presbyopia etc.
At this time you will be provided with the best option for achieving the results you’re seeking and a more accurate cost of your specific procedure.
*NOTE: the cost (or a proportion of the cost) of your procedure may be covered by your health insurance provider. We recommend that you contact your provider directly to find out if you are covered.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF LASER EYE SURGERY?
- Your surgery will be performed by Dr Rick Wolfe – one of the world’s leading experts in laser eye surgery
- Comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative testing and assessment
- Complete post-operative eye care kit including drops and a pair of eye shields
- Post-operative appointments until you are discharged
- Plus, if required, any enhancement procedures for up to 5 years following your initial surgery
YOUR LONG-TERM INVESTMENT IN VISION
When comparing the costs of laser eye surgery versus the costs of glasses and contact lenses over the long-term, you’ll discover that laser eye surgery can be more affordable.
For example, if you are in your 20s and wear contact lenses on a daily basis (we estimate the average cost at $45 per month), over the period of 15 years, you’ll spend $8,100.
Or, let’s say you wear glasses and purchase a new pair of frames and lenses each year at an average of $500 per pair of glasses, over 15 years, you’ll spend $7,500.
And then there is the next 15 years to take into account.
IS LASER EYE SURGERY COVERED BY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?
If you’re considering laser eye surgery and you have private health insurance, it pays to check with your private health insurance fund to see if you are covered for your surgery. Certain funds offer their members policies that will cover some or all of the cost of your laser eye surgery. Please check with your provider directly to determine if your fund will cover the procedure.
BUPA AND VISTAEYES
If you have BUPA Ultimate Health Cover you will be 100% covered for the cost of LASIK or ASLA eye surgery (subject to a 12-month health fund waiting period – until 30th June 2018). We will also bill BUPA directly for the total cost of your laser eye surgery on your behalf, so there is nothing for you to pay.
Please note that from 1st July 2018, BUPA is increasing the 12-month waiting period to to 3 years. Read more here.
For more details please contact BUPA directly by calling 134 135 or go online www.bupa.com.au
- Direct bank deposit
- Credit card (VISA, Mastercard)
- Interest-free finance for laser eye surgery (LASIK, ASLA and LASIK XTRA)
INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLANS FOR LASER EYE SURGERY
For laser eye surgery (LASIK, ASLA and LASIK XTRA), we offer flexible interest-free payment plans* of 12, 18 and 24 months with Gem Visa and Carecredit with a minimum spend of $2750. With these payment plans, you can enjoy the freedom of laser vision correction now, then pay for it over time.
You will need to make a minimum payment each month, but you have the ability to make extra payments at any time.