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Understanding LASIK Cost

LASIK eye surgery is an effective option for vision correction, but patients often worry that the procedure is too expensive.

Primary Eye Care Associates partners with skilled surgeons in the Chicago area who help make LASIK affordable at just $1,997 per eye.

Learn why patients start their LASIK journey with Dr. Steven Chander at his Garfield Ridge office near Chicago Midway International Airport.

National Averages vs. Our Pricing

The price of LASIK surgery is $1,500 to $3,000 per eye, according to national averages. With us, it's $1,997 per eye. Though our rate is already affordable, we go a step further in keeping this life-changing procedure within reach for patients.

We offer occasional promotions that can allow patients to save up to $500 on their LASIK eye surgery.

Factors Affecting Cost

  • The laser technology used
  • The surgical technique performed
  • Patient's degree of refractive error
  • The need for pre-op and post-op care
  • The type of LASIK surgery, like bladeless or custom LASIK

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Six stages of Lasik Eye Surgery

No. LASIK is considered an elective procedure and is not covered by most health plans. Insurance plans only cover LASIK when a person is unable to wear corrective lenses, which is often the result of injury, disability, or disfigurement.

Financing for

LASIK Eye Surgery

To help you better manage LASIK costs, our Chicago optometry center partners with ophthalmologists who accept CareCredit® financing. CareCredit payment plans divide the total cost of laser correction procedures into a series of monthly installments.

CareCredit helps patients experience the benefits of laser eye surgery without putting a major strain on their finances. It's part of our commitment to flexible and understanding patient care. Ultimately, we want to help you see clearly.

We can discuss all your payment and
treatment options in more detail during
your visit to Primary Eye Care Associates.



Invest in Your Vision with LASIK Contact Our Chicago, IL, Office for Tailored Treatment

Dr. Chander understands that LASIK isn't a one-size-fits-all procedure — it must be tailored to the patient. Before you can move forward with the procedure, you will undergo careful testing in which our team will evaluate your pupil size, eye moisture, and retina. After your one-hour consultation and careful evaluation, Dr. Chander will determine if you're a candidate for surgery. If you're not, he will determine how best to serve you.

Since 1995, Dr. Chander has performed over 10,000 LASIK procedures, and he wants to provide you with the same amazing results he's provided other patients. To put yourself on the path to clear vision, reach out to our Chicago eye care center. We're conveniently located in Garfield Ridge near Chicago Midway International Airport.

(773) 735-6090

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What About PRK?


PRK is another refractive surgery that people may undergo if they are poor candidates for LASIK. The national average cost of PRK is around $1,000 to $3,000 per eye, which is comparable to the average LASIK price.

Beware of Bargains Low-Cost LASIK Warning

You may see ads or posts offering LASIK for as little as $500 an eye. Cheap LASIK deals like these may come with hidden fees. You may also get a less advanced version of the LASIK procedure from a low-quality surgeon. As always, do your research about the vision practice, look up reviews for that eye doctor, and use your best judgment based on the facts you find.

Is LASIK Worth the Cost?

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Laser procedures like LASIK and PRK allow people to experience great eyesight without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Given how effective LASIK can be at treating nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism, many patients feel that their results justify the cost. LASIK surgery is an investment in your eyes.

However, not all patients are candidates for surgery, and some may prefer prescription eyewear to laser correction of the corneas. During a consultation with Dr. Chander, you can get a professional opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of LASIK surgery and which option may be right for you.

Take that first step to clearer vision by requesting a consultation.

Why Patients Are Choosing LASIK Now More Than Ever

Tried and True Methods

LASIK eye surgery has been around for over 30 years, which has given eye care experts time to develop the technique and ensure patient safety. After your procedure, you can experience immediate results without pain or discomfort. We even offer free touch-ups so you can return to us after the natural aging process has impacted your vision.

Advanced Lasers

The lasers used in the LASIK procedure have become more advanced over the years, lending to faster treatment and better results. Now, patients can benefit from a procedure that takes under two minutes per eye. We'll have you back to your normal life — without the hassle of glasses — quickly.

Worth Every Penny

We know that LASIK is an investment, but with the long-term benefits the procedure provides, it's worth it. With just one procedure, you can stop pouring money into glasses, contacts, and other eye care expenses. You'll no longer have to worry about breaking your glasses or misplacing your lenses. In other words, LASIK allows for peace of mind.

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Helping the People of Chicago, IL, See Clearly


Dina Darling

Chicago, IL


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I love Primary Eye Care Associates. I have been coming to see Dr. Chander for over 10+ years. He always has my best interest, especially for my eye condition. He explains everything throughly and always takes the time I need to go over all my tests and questions. The staff is wonderful.

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staci krause

Chicago, IL


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I've been working with Dr Chander, Chris and the rest of the staff for a few years now and they are a great team,diligent and dedicated.Dr. Chander is always taking steps to adapt and create a successful practice with his patients in mind.

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Dr. Steven Chander

Primary Eye Care Associates

Primary Eye Care Associates is a family-friendly vision care practice in Chicago. Led by our eye doctor, Dr. Steven Chander, our practice provides a variety of services, features a state-of-the-art optical laboratory, and includes an optical boutique with designer frames. Dr. Chander is certified by:

  • The National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • The American Optometric Association

To schedule an appointment with our team, please fill out our online form or call (773) 735-6090.

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