Educate me on the process of glasses vs. contact lenses vs. lasik

m0ss

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This is for a class presentation and I am trying to analyze the costs of each option. What are the costs involved in each process?

I am trying to break down the costs of each option in terms of initial costs & ongoing costs.

From what I have read, NEW PATIENT contact lens eye exams cost more than eye exams for glasses. What about the eye exam for lasik?

How about the RETURN patient eye exam costs for glasses vs. contacts? Are they the same cost?

Please assume normal cases and ignore special needs.

Thanks!
 

JackCM

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I can't speak for any other optometry offices, but new patient or old patient contact lens exams at the office I work at cost more than the corresponding glasses exam. The eye exam for lasik is included in the cost of the surgery, they get the exam, surgery, and post-ops for a year at our office all included in the 1 price.
 

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