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Read the Fine Print!

These days, it’s not unusual to see or hear of LASIK advertised at $299, $250 or even $220 an eye! $220 AN EYE!?! Wow!

Okay, well, settle down and let’s just talk about it. While it’s very tempting to act on such a great “bargain”, it’s important to do your research and read the fine print (with your glasses on, of course). After all, this is your one and only set of eyes and you want them to serve you well for a lifetime.

Not Feeling Fine About the Fine Print

If we’re honest, most of us are not “fine print” kind of people. First of all, fine print is tiny, it’s long-winded and it’s usually written in a way that only a judge, a seasoned attorney or maybe someone who’s watched literally every season of Law and Order could understand it.

But if you take the time to read the extremely long fine print (and you should), most of these deeply discounted prices have significant restrictions that make it next to impossible to qualify for said discounted price.

For instance, one common LASIK provider that advertises LASIK starting at $220 an eye reserves that price for people with prescriptions up to -1.00 with less than -0.50 diopter of astigmatism. If you’re not versed in vision prescriptions (and most people aren’t), you may pass right over that little number section. But here’s the truth. People with a prescription that mild may not even struggle with their vision or even wear glasses on a full-time basis, making them very unlikely to be researching LASIK in the first place.

So unless you have very mild nearsightedness with no farsightedness and very little astigmatism, the cost of your LASIK procedure will be considerably higher than the “hook” price – about six times.

And don’t even get us started about the length of the fine print on the “Lifetime Guarantee”. The truth is, LASIK is a surgical procedure and no surgical procedure can be guaranteed; let alone for a lifetime! The problems associated with a lifetime guarantee are numerous but the main concerns are:

These guarantees are good for the lifetime of the center, not of the patient.
There are numerous restrictions and exclusions to the lifetime guarantee that are not disclosed to the patient.
High prescriptions are normally excluded from the lifetime guarantee.

Hidden Fees Add Up

Another favorite thing to hide in the fine print are hidden fees. Fees for pre-op visits, fees for post-op visits, fees for the surgery facility, the surgeon, any needed enhancements and don’t forget the fees for the upgraded technology.

At Mann Eye Institute, we are proud to offer all-inclusive, no-hassle pricing for LASIK. Our comprehensive, affordable fee includes the following services:

  • Initial consultation
  • Comprehensive eye exam
  • Special testing
  • LASIK procedure
  • Post-operative visits for six months
  • Enhancements for two years

No hidden fees. No fine print. No surprises. Just the opportunity to See Life Better. And we offer an awesome deal on LASIK – EVERYONE who is deemed a candidate for LASIK qualifies – no extra minor prescriptions required.

Low Cost Can Mean Low-Grade Technology

Another important consideration in choosing a LASIK provider is their commitment to technology. Low-cost LASIK providers very often cut corners when it comes to technology and techniques that premium providers have long-since upgraded.

In the history of laser vision correction, there has never been a better time to have LASIK. Modern all-laser LASIK is more precise, more customized and enjoys better outcomes than ever before. At one time, LASIK involved blades. Some discount LASIK providers still use them (OUCH!), so be careful if you’re still in research mode! Today, at Mann Eye Institute, that’s NOT the case – our all laser, all the time.

Mann Eye Institute is completely dedicated to giving patients what they deserve – experienced surgeons using the latest laser vision correction technology available. Because we know that technology factors into results in a big way, we are committed to providing the latest diagnostic and treatment technology, including state-of-the-art laser platforms. It’s an investment but one we believe leads to increased precision, customized treatments and better outcomes for every LASIK patient we serve.

Mann Eye Institute – A Proven LASIK Provider

For 40 years, the accomplished specialists at Mann Eye Institute have been at the forefront of vision correction. Our experienced board-certified surgeons have collectively performed hundreds of thousands of successful LASIK procedures, giving them the experience and expertise to predict results more accurately. Our experienced LASIK counselors will guide you through the entire process, answering all your questions along the way.

Ready to See Life Better? We’re ready to help. Schedule your FREE LASIK consultation today. Visit our locations pages for more information on LASIK in Austin and the surrounding areas.