Davis Vision Center of Salt Lake City, UT recently conducted an in-house study, comparing the costs of LASIK treatment to wearing eyeglasses and contacts over a lifetime. The study is published at http://www.davisvisionmd.com/blog/lasik-costs/lasik-vs-glasses-contacts/
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 21, 2009 — Undergoing a LASIK procedure could save a 20 year-old up to $48,000 over a lifetime and could pay for itself in as little as three years, claims a recent in-house study by Davis Vision Center of Salt Lake City. The study is published at http://www.davisvisionmd.com/blog/lasik-costs/lasik-vs-glasses-contacts/.
The study was based on approximations of industry-standard prices for vision correction in the United States, which are compared against the current U.S. average lifespan of 77.7 years of age.
The cost analysis also found that the yearly cost of wearing prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses combined can total up to $1,004, a price that exceeds the average costs associated with LASIK treatment ($3,000 with an annual eye exam estimated to cost $105) within three years.
Davis Vision Center compiled the study in response to a combination of an increasing number of inquiries at Davis Vision Center about the cost of LASIK treatment, and the apparent lack of published data available online. Very few resources are available for researching the difference between the cost undergoing a LASIK procedure and the cost of wearing prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses over a lifetime.
“The convenience alone of getting LASIK is generally worth the cost,” said Dr. Brian Davis, surgical director at Davis Vision Center. “Our goal in publishing this information is to help anyone who is researching LASIK costs to see the economic savings in the long run.”
A graphic was also released to visualize the findings and to make the numbers easy to digest at a glance. In the graphic, potential LASIK candidate’s ages are listed in a wheel and table, listing the costs and savings that could occur over a lifetime. The graphs and charts make it easy for those who only wear prescription glasses, or prescription contact lenses, or even those who wear both, to visualize their costs over time.
For additional information on LASIK costs, or about Davis Vision Center (or for a link to use in citing this information), visit http://www.davisvisionmd.com/blog/lasik-costs/lasik-vs-glasses-contacts/
About Davis Vision Center: Davis Vision Center is a leading provider of LASIK in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Brian Davis, the leading ophthalmologist, has personally performed over 20,000 LASIK procedures at his practice in Utah.
Contact: Robyn Neal, Refractive Surgery Manager Davis Vision Center (801) 253-3080 http://www.davisvisionmd.com/.