Cost comparison between LASIK and wearing glasses
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Everybody knows that wearing glasses was the most accessible way of correcting vision problems. And unfortunately it will remain the cheapest in the following years because modern techniques, including laser eye surgery, are still far too expensive for a great part of the population. Let's see a cost comparison between LASIK and glasses in the following lines and at the end we are going to try and offer you a conclusion.
As you are probably aware, the average cost for laser eye surgery that will solve your vision problems at both eyes is situated around 4000 dollars in the United States. It varies pretty much depending on the state you are living, the surgeon that is going to take care of your case and also on the condition of your vision at the moment of the surgery.
On the other hand, wearing glasses is a lot less expensive because the average price for a pair of vision correction glasses in the United States is around two hundred dollars and if you are looking for the cheapest models, you can go a lot lower.
Of course wearing glasses does not compete with laser eye surgery in terms of financial effectiveness, but if you consider that in ten years time you can change ten pair of glasses, maybe LASIK begins to make sense because after all, it will fix your vision problem permanently, while glasses do it only while you are wearing them.