You are unlikely to be offered lasik eye treatment on the NHS as it's essentially a cosmetic procedure. You will therefore have no choice but to pay for the procedure.
The cost of lasik vision correction in the UK can vary quite considerably from clinic to clinic, and from hospital to hospital. The average price charged in the UK is somewhere in the region of £900 to £1500 per eye. However, in some private hospitals lasik can cost well over £2000 per eye.
You may have seen many clinics advertising laser eye surgery prices of just £395 per eye, but this will only be for basic laser treatment. Even in the cheapest clinics, lasik will still cost over £850 per eye.
Customised lasik such as the Wavefront technique will cost considerably more than standard treatment. Expect to pay at least £1250 for Lasik Wavefront in the UK.
As well at a private clinic, you can choose to have lasik vision treatment at an NHS hospital on a private basis. However, prices tend to be roughly the same, and often slightly more than specialist vision centres.
As you would expect, the cost of lasik abroad varies from country to country. In the United States, for example lasik costs between $1200 to $2100. You can find savings in South America, Asia or Eastern Europe, but when you factor in the cost of travel, there is little financial benefit from having lasik abroad.
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