Spring is a time of renewal … Are you renewing your interest in LASIK? If you’ve thought about laser eye surgery but have yet to make your move, here are five things to consider when planning an investment in LASIK.

  1. The investment pays for itself.

A 20-year-old who spends an average of just $300 per year on prescription eyeglasses will have spent a staggering $6,000 on eyewear by age 40 – and that’s only if prices stay the same for 20 years. Contact lenses can cost even more. It’s not uncommon to spend tens of thousands of dollars on corrective eyewear over the course of a lifetime.

Contrast that with the average cost of LASIK, which ranges from $2,000-$3,000 per eye, and it’s easy to see how much money LASIK saves over a lifetime of glasses, contact lenses and all the associated supplies.

  1. It’s extremely safe.

Short- and long-term LASIK complications are so rare, it’s difficult to find consistent statistics on it. By many estimates, less than 1 percent of patients experience any complications. Patients can reduce their risks by closely following their eye surgeon’s post-surgical instructions and keeping all follow-up appointments.

  1. LASIK has a high rate of success.

Not only are LASIK complications rare, but the rate of successful visual outcomes is among the best in the medical field. It is estimated that more than 96 percent of laser eye surgery patients achieve 20/40 vision or greater; 90 percent reach 20/20 or better.

  1. Life after LASIK is more carefree.

LASIK patients love the freedom of life without prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses.

  • Take a nap or turn in for the night without the contact-cleaning routine.
  • Enjoy the pool, lake, river or ocean without the usual water-worries of contaminated contacts and lost eyeglasses.
  • No more foggy glasses when coming in from the cold.
  • Less discomfort and dry-eye symptoms from contacts on frigid days.
  • Vacation without packing contacts, lens solution, backup glasses, etc.
  1. Eye Specialty Group can customize your LASIK.

LASIK is a versatile procedure that effectively corrects refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism – or a combination of refractive errors. At Eye Specialty Group, you receive a thorough examination of your eyes to determine your candidacy for LASIK. Then our team works with you to create a treatment plan that takes into account your unique eye anatomy, preferences, needs, lifestyle and vision goals.

Take the first step toward visual freedom by finding out if you are a good candidate for LASIK or another advanced vision correction procedure, like the EVO ICL implantable contact lens. Request your appointment online, or call  (901) 685-2200.


Eye Specialty Group offers patients a wide range of vision services, from specialized glaucoma treatment, laser cataract surgery and retina surgery to LASIK and eye reconstructive surgery. Vision correction procedures include Blade-Free iLASIK, PRK, Implantable Contact Lenses, Clear Lens Exchange and Blade-Free Laser Cataract surgery with Lifestyle IOLs. Our dedicated and caring professionals are here to provide the best possible care to you and your family. Contact us at (901) 685-2200 or visit us online at