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The Affordable Cost of LASIK in Portland

 LASIK is an investment in yourself. You are worth it, and we make it affordable. 

What’s the real cost? 

When considering laser vision correction, choosing the right LASIK surgeon is the most important step. The Portland LASIK marketplace can be confusing as multiple providers advertise constant specials and a wide range of ever-changing prices. And once you get in the door, you’ll often find the price quickly jumps over what was advertised.

That’s not how we do things at Tersigni Vision. 

We know what matters most–your overall experience and visual results. The value of a LASIK procedure is found in the quality of your care and your visual outcome. At Tersigni Vision, you can expect only the highest level of patient care from a world-class surgeon committed to delivering exceptional outcomes.

Our goal is to make vision correction procedures fit any budget. We offer a variety of payment options, including interest-free financing plans. Patients can choose to pay with any of the following options

Tersigni Vision Financing Options

Our most popular options are:

  • Zero down payment & 0% for 24 months
  • Zero down payment & low monthly payments with a fixed interest rate for 60 months

Our staff can provide details upon request.

Tersigni Vision Forms of Payment

  • Cash or Check
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • HRA (Health Reimbursement Account
  • MSA (Medical Savings Account)

You have choices when it comes to correcting your vision in Portland. Let our experienced team at Tersigni Vision help you find the perfect solution for your eyes. Don’t let glasses and contacts hold you back any longer.

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Don't rent your vision. Own it.

The average person spends $25,000+ on glasses, contact lenses, solution, eye exams, etc. It’s like renting your vision from the glasses and contacts lens industry.

Worst of all, these temporary fixes will NEVER truly correct your vision.

Use our affordability calculator to see how much you can save by getting LASIK.

Your questions about the cost of LASIK answered.

Is LASIK worth it?

Some people may think that LASIK is out of reach due to cost, but over the long term, LASIK is likely to save you money many times over. For example, a person who has LASIK at the age of 18 is on track to potentially save more than $40,000 in vision-related costs by the time they need reading glasses during their 40s. Even though the up-front cost of LASIK might be intimidating to some, it is usually more expensive to stay with glasses and contacts over the long term; and that is without considering the freedom you gain from having a vision correction procedure.

What is the average cost of LASIK?

A common question many potential patients ask about LASIK is, “How much does LASIK eye surgery cost?” This question can have a more complicated answer than it might otherwise first appear. Some are surprised to find that prices across the country can range anywhere from $250–$9,000 per eye.

There are many factors that go into this extreme range in pricing. The procedures offered, the equipment used, the expertise of the surgeon in each procedure, the level of vision correction each patient needs, and the clinic’s location can all contribute to the overall cost of LASIK procedures. To get a clearer picture of the full cost, here are some factors to consider.

Does location affect the cost of LASIK?

Location can affect the price of LASIK eye surgery, as it does with most things. Practices in densely populated areas like New York City — where food, housing and taxes are higher — will usually charge more for their procedures than a practice located in a smaller town where things may be more affordable.

However, we don’t recommend bargain shopping when considering something as important as your vision. Look into your surgeon’s training, experience, equipment and quality of service over the cost. Often you will find that the cost of LASIK in the city of Portland is directly related to the quality of care.

LASIK costs more with staff experience levels

The quality of the staff and qualifications of the surgeon can also affect the cost of LASIK. Vision clinics that invest in regular training for medical staff and surgeons will naturally have higher costs related to providing top-notch care. If a price for vision correction seems low, it is possible that not as much investment has been made in hiring, training, and developing a skilled professional staff.

The time spent by your surgeon before, during and after your procedure also plays a role in the cost. Some vision centers opt to have sales staff lead the exam, instead of a medical technician or surgeon. They may also hire visiting or out-of-house surgeons to perform procedures, which means you might not meet your surgeon until right before surgery, and he or she won’t be available after your surgery. This can cut costs but also can compromise the quality of care.

As a full-time vision correction practice that offers LASIK plus its modern alternatives, Tersigni Vision’s investment in equipment, diagnostics, and dedicated, full-time staff costs more than some other providers charge. Yet, patients seeking the best LASIK in Portland consistently tell us they choose us for this reason.

Advanced technologies cost more

A practice’s investment in advanced technologies will affect the cost of LASIK. For example, a center that only offers PRK and LASIK can sometimes charge less for their services because they only evaluate the cornea and only offer two treatment options. Such a practice might lower their procedure cost, and recover that loss through less expensive, bare-minimum technology and high sales volume.

At Tersigni Vision, we provide every patient with a thorough exam with our Tersigni Vision Advanced Ocular Analysis. During this 90-minute exam, we use an extensive array of sophisticated diagnostic devices to measure and scan your entire eye in three dimensions, from the cornea in front, to the retina in the back.

We can’t speak for other LASIK providers in Portland, but the cost of our procedures ranges from $2,200 to $7,200 per eye. Some patients may only need a procedure in one eye. With financing, the cost of LASIK can be as low as $140/month.

Hidden costs of cheap LASIK

Although some practices offer “free” consultations, they will usually have to either cut back expenses or create extra revenue to make up for not charging for an exam. That often means no time to talk with your surgeon, less time spent with the consultation, less investment in technology, staff and professional development, and sometimes more pressure on the staff to “sell” you a surgery.

Be fully aware of the cutbacks an eye center makes if they stick with their low advertised price (sometimes, there is a bait-and-switch involved with cheap LASIK surgery). To make a cheap eye surgery possible, did the center cut back on technology and equipment? Training their staff? Treatment options? Each represents a risk.

Your Ocular Analysis is a vital step in determining the best procedure 

At Tersigni Vision, we charge $150 for our Tersigni Vision Advanced Ocular Analysis for good reason. It means we will never skimp on the time or expertise we believe every guest in our practice deserves. The consultation covers an in-person evaluation with Dr. Tersigni, who is a medical and surgical expert in LASIK and vision correction surgery. Keeping the exam fee separate from the surgical fee removes any pressure there might be on the staff to “make a sale.”

We will always be fair and transparent about our procedure pricing and never recommend a procedure you don’t need.

When you choose somewhere to have LASIK, you aren’t just paying for the small time that you’re under the laser having the procedure. You are paying for a thorough exam and diagnosis, the experience of the staff and surgeon, safe and modern technology, the time your surgeon will spend determining which vision correction technology is best for you, as well as the time the staff and surgeon spend taking care of you following your procedure.

Does my insurance cover the cost of laser eye surgery?

Unfortunately, LASIK is deemed to be an elective procedure by insurance companies. Even though patients experience life-changing results that can drastically improve their quality of life, insurance companies do not cover the cost of LASIK or any of the other vision correction procedures we provide.

How can I pay for LASIK eye surgery?

Most LASIK surgery centers in Portland will take all standard forms of payment (cash, check and credit card). Dr. Tersigni will also work with your Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), and Medical Savings Account (MSA) as well as multiple financing companies to offer monthly payment options to fit your budget.

Can I use a Medical Savings Account for LASIK?

Many businesses offer their employees an FSA or HSA to cover copays and out-of-pocket health and medical expenses. Vision correction procedures such as LASIK are approved for 2021 under most of these plans.

Is LASIK tax deductible? 

Yes. Vision correction surgeries are considered by the IRS as qualified, tax-deductible medical expenses. You may receive a tax deduction if you have a procedure, but make sure to consult your tax advisor for details.

Is the same financing available for other Tersigni Vision vision correction procedures? 

Yes. Our financing options apply to LASIK and our LASIK-alternative procedures, including EVO ICL, PRK, SMILE, and RLE.

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