At Collins Vision, we know that LASIK surgery can be a life-changing, positive experience. We also understand that the cost is a big factor when deciding to undergo LASIK and choosing an eye surgeon to perform the procedure.

As you research LASIK surgery, you may come across tempting offers that promise cheap and fast LASIK surgery. Unfortunately, most of these offers are too good to be true.

Collins Vision, an esteemed laser vision correction provider in Fort Myers and Naples, unveils the truth behind discount or “bargain” LASIK and discusses several affordable payment options available to help you pay for your LASIK surgery.

Technology Matters

On average, LASIK surgery can range from $1,000 to $4,000 per eye. The final cost of your procedure will depend on several factors, including the technology your surgeon uses and how much vision correction you need.

During your research, you may see offers for $499 per eye or even a coupon for 50 percent off. Most likely, practices that offer these so-called deals utilize older, outdated technology. Older technology is not necessarily unsafe, but newer technology does offer a more precise LASIK procedure with less risk of complications.

Older refractive surgery practices often use blade technology to create the corneal flap needed to reshape the cornea. Thanks to the FDA-approved use of blade-free LASIK technology, blade technology is no longer considered to be a best practice. At Collins Vision, we utilize the most advanced LASIK technology in order to offer our patients the best results without compromising safety. We use the Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform to create the corneal flap during the procedure. The laser gently separates the layer of corneal tissues and creates the corneal flap, increasing precision and patient comfort.

Without the use of state-of-the-art-technology, a discounted LASIK surgery may have a higher likelihood of less-than-optimal results, increased discomfort and post-operative side effects that lengthen recovery time. Before choosing a LASIK surgeon, ask about the technology they utilize.

Beware of Fine Print and Hidden Fees

Many discount LASIK advertisements contain fine print regarding the actual cost of the procedure. This may mean that the offer price does not cover all fees. For example, the advertised price may not include the initial consultation, follow-up visits or additional post-op care. It may also be possible that only people with low vision conditions (i.e., low nearsightedness) may be eligible for the procedure. Before undergoing LASIK, be sure to discuss the cost of the procedure in detail with your eye surgeon. Ask for a written quote that itemizes everything included in the cost.

Affordable Payment Options

At Collins Vision, we believe everyone deserves clear, crisp vision. We accept several affordable payment options to help you pay for your laser vision correction surgery:

Medical Insurance

We accept most major insurance and, as a courtesy to our patients, file claims to primary and secondary insurance.



We accept CareCredit financing. With low monthly rates and a range of payment plans to fit every budget, CareCredit opens the door to patients who can’t afford to pay for LASIK in one lump sum.


Flexible Spending Account

Flex spending accounts, or FSAs, are programs sponsored by employers that allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care expenses, including LASIK surgery.


To get an estimate on your LASIK surgery or to learn more about the procedure, schedule a personal consultation with one of our staff members today. Please call our Fort Myers office at (239) 936-4706.