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On the surface, you may think that LASIK is expensive, but you while it isn’t cheap you might be surprised to learn how much money you save when compared to a lifetime of buying glasses or contacts. Our smart calculator is a quick way to compare the lifetime cost of glasses and/or contacts with the cost of LASIK surgery.


Answer the questions below  for an estimate of how much you can expect to spend on contact lenses and glasses over your lifetime versus the cost of a LASIK procedure.

Pairs of glasses purchased in a year:
Average cost of prescription glasses:
Boxes of contacts purchased in a year:
Cost of a box of contact lenses:
Age you started wearing glasses or contacts:

You could potentially be spending

$0* on glasses & contacts
over your lifetime

Calculation includes $50 for contact lens solution, cases, and other miscellaneous items per year; $120 (per year) for a pair of prescription readers for anyone 45 years or older. Annual exams are not included in the calculation. We have factored in the average US lifespan of 79 years. Your numbers may vary.