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Dec 3

Beware of advertising that promises: LASIK from $499/eye. Typically, only a very few select people are eligible for these prices (waysandmeans.hous.gov)

The prices for laser eye surgery, more commonly referred to as LASIK, are quoted per eye. The cost of LASIK differs widely from one provider to another so its easy to get confused. Here are the facts: Extremely low prices for LASIK typically do not include the total cost of surgery. Thats why its imperative that you do your research. Questions you should ask your LASIK provider are:

What is included?
What is not included?
What kind of technology is used?
What will I have to pay if enhancement surgery becomes necessary?
How many follow-up visits will I need to make, and at what cost?

Less costly procedures are likely an older and more conventional laser procedure like Standard PRK or LASIK which is done with a microkeratome (blade). The surgeons at the Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre (YELC) do not offer this option. We offer the most advanced technology available: Custom Blade LASIK or iLASIK (which is 100% Blade-Free Custom LASIK). This new technology allows for a higher degree of night vision quality and peace of mind and is considered by most LASIK experts to be the best and safest LASIK procedure currently available.

At the end of the day, you have to feel confident in the expertise of your surgeon and his/her staff. Find the best surgeon you can and then if need be, get the most affordable financing you can. At YELC, you can apply for interest-free financing for 6 or 12 months.

If you would like some additional information on LASIK prices or financing, please consult these websites:

http://www.ilasik.com/5000-financial-facts.aspx
http://www.usaeyes.org/lasik/faq/lasik-cost-price.htm
http://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/cost.htm#bargain
http://www.medicard.com

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