CAN I AFFORD LASIK EYE SURGERY?
The cost of LASIK (short for Laser-Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis) is something that is pressing in the minds of those who consider this option. There are a few factors that alter the price of LASIK: Your health; Your eye power; and Laser technology. You will also find that that the cost of LASIK surgery is very often given for each eye, so keep in mind to calculate double the approximate amount quotes if you intend to have laser surgery for both eyes. You have many types of laser refractive surgeries that are available which correspond to most budgets, and there are also many options for financing a laser surgery for the eye.
Evaluating the LASIK Eye Surgery Cost – Level by Level
Having LASIK on an eye can cost you anywhere between RM 8,000 and RM 12,000. It is not uncommon to see the price go to either extreme depending on the various factors involved. Keep in mind that you are able to match the comfort level in surgery that you require with the right cost range for you, and you can do this by speaking to our LASIK team. Here are some of the key factors that you need to keep in mind while calculating the cost of LASIK:
Level 1 – General health and Corneal Health
- LASIK is designed for healthy individuals. If you or your cornea are suffering from a certain health problem, it may interfere with the outcome of your LASIK, making your LASIK journey not as smooth as you might hope, or even unsafe for you to begin with. This is why at THONEH Advanced LASIK Centre (TALC), we need 2 hours of your time to screen for any potential risk before you undergo LASIK. If it is found unsafe, we cannot ethically perform LASIK on you. But don’t worry. You can always discuss alternative options with our LASIK specialists. Just remember, if it’s not safe, it’s not worth spending for. Otherwise, you will have to spend a lot more treating the post-
operative problems later. We also do not want to smear our clean track record.
Level 2 – Eye Power
- There are various possibilities as to how your eye power can affect the cost of your LASIK surgery. For an instance, higher eye power will require you to have thicker cornea to safely undergo the procedure. This will influence the procedure option that you can undergo, and with it, the cost. You can discuss this in detail with your LASIK specialist when you come in for your LASIK appointment.
Level 3 – Laser Technology
- There are many variations of LASIK and this tends to have a bearing on the cost of LASIK surgery, based on the technology used. The more recent the technology, the higher in price it is likely to be. Your LASIK specialist can help you choose the best option by discussing with you the various technologies available. Your technology option will be tailored to suit your eyes and your lifestyle.
Financing option will allow you to spread the cost of your LASIK over up to 36 months. This can help you plan ahead and reduce the strain on your wallet. By spreading the cost, you can pay as low as RM200 per month. The instalment plan can be made with Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank, AmBank, and Bank Rakyat.