Comparing Price While Considering Laser Eye Treatment
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Should Price Be A Decision Maker When Considering Laser Eye Treatment?

Should Price Be A Decision Maker When Considering Laser Eye Treatment?

Laser Eye Surgery
Tina Khanam|
07/02/2018
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Last week we received a call at the clinic, one young voice politely asked me two questions about the SMILE laser eye treatment that Mr. John Bolger does at My-iClinic. His last question was how much does the surgery cost, hearing the price of £2250 per eye the guy replied to me: “It is too much, I can have it done elsewhere for a cheaper price”. He left his phone number so we can call him back, and he never answered a call. My thoughts related to this incident were somehow summed up with the question “is the price too high?”

Should Laser Eye Treatment Be Discounted?

I do understand that we live in a time when costs are going down, the internet allows us to compare prices, therefore leading to such things as price transparency. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day, Easter Sales, we are so used to the idea that prices are cut, that we always expect things to be cheaper and cheaper. But the question to be asked is how much this price tag should influence our decision. Should it be to the discounted shirt from Zara, the half-price sugar-coated doughnut bought this morning in Tesco? should the eye laser surgery be included in this endless list? Cheap products are usually low quality and therefore have a shorter life span which means that at some point in your life, you will need to buy them again. I remember the phrase that my uncle used to say to his daughters: “We are not that rich to buy cheap things”, and this crossed my mind exactly the second when the guy over the phone said “cheaper”.It is so sad that by this price tag, people see “laser eye surgery” as an expense. The truth is that eye surgery is an investment, definitely not a cheap one, but one in yourself. Remember the phrase “Seeing is believing”, well how can you believe when your vision is limited by the black spectacle frame with a pair of thick lenses. How can you believe when you can’t see clearly without glasses? How uncomfortable and convenient is it to put your lenses in every morning? How sad it is that you can’t see how beautiful your girlfriend or boyfriend is in the morning unless you put a pair of contact lenses on your eyes. And why...why do we decide to choose the cheap option in order to get rid of these problems? contact lense and glasses free

Our health, your health, is most important.

Earning money and saving money comes second in life's priority list. As I guessed, there are no doubts that a healthy person is capable of anything, or almost anything. People do not appear to prioritise the right thing. The other day, I was in Tesco and I saw a couple who were choosing a TV for their home. I overheard them saying that they would buy a £2500 TV from their savings. It was impressive to hear that they saved enough money to get that huge £2500 TV, but I was unimpressed when I looked at the content of their shopping basket. Four frozen pizzas at a discounted price, some frozen chips with the label “sale” on and some other processed food with the big yellow label “discounted”. This made me sad; don't get me wrong I love pizza. But my question is why do people decide to save money on food, their fuel which influences their health? I mean why did our priorities change and we became so likely to invest money in things and not in ourselves?

Don't Compare Your Vision To A Holiday

Analysing the whole situation, I realised that most people concerned about prices are young adults, so-called millennials. Looks like our older generation assumes that their eyes are worth this money and go for laser treatment, without doubts. I agree that on another hand it is a lot of money for a young office worker but you know what... that trip to Asia in four months can be postponed for the following year and he/she can spend money on the surgery instead, so when they go there they won’t be dependent on their glasses, and will be able to swim freely in the ocean and maybe even see the nature more in its full spectrum of colour. I know that our generation is looking for experiences. Smile laser eye surgery is an experience and should be considered as one. An experience that may change your life. Your vision should not make you dependent on glasses or contact lenses. I was drinking coffee every morning for the last three months and I felt that I become addicted. I stopped this habit and I was eating candies every day for three months I had become addicted and I stopped this habit, then I was drinking two glasses of wine every evening. I became addicted and I stopped this habit. I hate being addicted, it makes me weak and poor (double meaning).

Average Price Of Laser Eye Treatment UK

The cost of laser eye treatment in the UK can vary based on several factors, including the type of procedure, the clinic or surgeon's reputation and experience, the level of technology used, and the location. Here are some approximate price ranges for laser eye treatment in different locations in the UK:

London

LASIK: £1,000 to £2,500 per eye PRK: £800 to £2,000 per eye

Manchester

LASIK: £800 to £2,000 per eye PRK: £600 to £1,800 per eye

Birmingham

LASIK: £800 to £2,000 per eye PRK: £600 to £1,800 per eye

Edinburgh

LASIK: £800 to £2,000 per eye PRK: £600 to £1,800 per eye

Belfast

LASIK: £800 to £2,000 per eye PRK: £600 to £1,800 per eye It's essential to note that these price ranges are estimates and can vary between different clinics within the same location. Additionally, the costs may differ based on the complexity of your prescription and the specific technology and facilities offered by the clinic. Some clinics may also offer package deals or financing options to make the treatment more affordable for patients.

Is Laser Eye Surgery Worth The Cost?

The decision of whether laser eye surgery is worth the cost depends on individual circumstances, preferences, and priorities. For many people, laser eye surgery has been a life-changing and highly rewarding investment, providing significant benefits that outweigh the initial financial expense. However, it's essential to consider the following factors when evaluating if laser eye surgery is worth it for you:

Visual Freedom

Laser eye surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, offering improved vision and increased convenience in daily activities, sports, and leisure.

Long-Term Savings

While the upfront cost of laser eye surgery may seem significant, the long-term savings from not having to purchase glasses, contact lenses, and related accessories can add up over the years.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Improved vision can positively impact overall quality of life, boosting confidence, and reducing the inconvenience associated with corrective eyewear.

Convenience

For those with active lifestyles, laser eye surgery eliminates the hassle of dealing with glasses or contact lenses, particularly during travel or outdoor activities.

Safety and Success Rates

Laser eye surgery, such as LASIK and PRK, is generally considered safe and has high success rates, with many patients experiencing immediate improvement in vision.

Professional and Recreational Advantages

In some professions or activities, clear vision without glasses or lenses may be essential, making laser eye surgery a valuable investment.

Considerations for Long-Term Eye Health

While complications are rare, it's essential to discuss potential risks with a qualified eye surgeon and consider how your eye health aligns with the procedure.

Personal Preference

Some people may prefer the convenience and aesthetics of not relying on glasses or contact lenses, making the investment in laser eye surgery worthwhile for them. Each person's eyes and vision needs are unique, so what might be worth it for one individual may not be the same for another. Ultimately, the decision should be based on a careful assessment of the potential benefits and costs and aligning them with your specific lifestyle and goals. Book Your Consultation Today. Take the first step towards a brighter future! Schedule a no-obligation consultation with our experts to determine your eligibility and explore the life-changing possibilities of Laser Eye Surgery.

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