New Year, New You: The Price of Sight

by Bionic Beauty on January 6, 2014 · 2 comments

Happy New Year, Bionic Beauties!

Now that we are a few days into the new year, you’ve either made your resolutions; or blown the idea off. I polled some close friends over this past week regarding what types of goals they set for themselves each year. Mine was as simple as getting a new hair cut and color; but some friends were interested in getting healthy, traveling, and… Lasik. I’ve always been interested in Lasik since my vision is horrible which means overly thick lenses in my glasses. I’ve even had a few family members get the procedure with great results. Price has always kept it on the back-burner for me though.

And then I came across this price-to-cost comparison…
Cost comparison of Lasik to glasses and contacts
Via: King Lasik

Interesting, right? I guess I never thought about the long-term costs of glasses. Off to save my pennies.

Stay Bionic,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

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1 Fran January 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

Wow, this is great. I never thought about it this way before. I don’t know if I’d be a candidate for Lasik due to prior eye surgery, but it’s something to consider. I think one thing the graph doesn’t account for, however, is insurance. I don’t have to pay for my lenses or my doctor’s visits.

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2 Bionic Beauty January 7, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Hi Fran, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! You bring up an excellent point regarding the insurance. My current insurance doesn’t cover the complete cost of my lenses but that is mostly because I prefer to get the high-index/thinner lenses. Otherwise my lenses end up SO heavy I get a nose ache. *grin* Another thing to factor in, similar to your point abou insurance, would be coupons for doctor’s visits, sales such as buy one pair, get one pair. Those really end up lowering the costs associated with eye glasses and contacts. And then there’s the whole wonderful thing of ordering over the internet!

I hope to see you around BB in the future.
All my best,
Jami

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