Factors That Affect PRK Surgery Cost

At Broberg Eye Care in Austin, TX, we inform our patients about how the cost of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is affected by health insurance and the type and degree of refractive error, among many other factors. We urge them to choose a skilled surgeon that can safely provide optimal, lasting results above all else. PRK surgery cost varies from patient to patient. We can give you a custom quote after you meet with one of our skilled surgeons for a consultation. 

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Although PRK has a higher upfront cost, patients can save
money on glasses and contact lenses for years to come.

Factors Affecting PRK Surgery Cost

Although each patient's situation will vary slightly, there are some general factors to consider while you weigh your treatment options.

Health Insurance

In general, health or vision insurance plans rarely cover vision correction surgeries like PRK. Your plan may cover a portion of the cost under certain circumstances. Since many patients in need of PRK have already undergone LASIK, making the procedure a necessity, it is more likely that the cost will be partially covered. Unfortunately, most patients still have to pay for a portion of the procedure out-of-pocket.

You should look at vision correction procedures like PRK surgery as an investment.

Type and Degree of Refractive Error

Surgical costs may be higher for patients with more severe cases of myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. Prior laser vision correction procedures may also make the surgery more complex. We can evaluate your vision during a consultation to gain a better understanding of the degree of your refractive error. In general, patients with moderate myopia or hyperopia (nearsightedness or farsightedness) have less complex cases than those with astigmatism. More than one type of refractive error or more severe errors may take more time to correct and, as a result, lead to higher surgical costs.

Surgeon Experience

The surgeon’s skill and experience will also impact the cost of PRK surgery. Generally, surgeons with more experience are more expensive. That expense, however, can ensure you get quality and lasting results from your surgery.

A skilled surgeon like one from Broberg Eye Care has access to all the latest surgical tools and techniques. They will recommend the best treatment options based on your individual needs and goals, and handle each patient with care, which is of the utmost importance with PRK surgery since it is usually reserved for patients whose corneas are too thin for LASIK. A good surgeon can help you avoid complications that require painful and expensive revision surgeries to correct.

Why Choose Broberg Eye Care for Your PRK Surgery

You should look at vision correction procedures like PRK surgery as an investment. Although these surgeries have higher upfront costs, patients can save money on glasses and contact lenses for years to come. At Broberg Eye Care, we offer a comprehensive scope of eye care and vision correction surgeries from highly educated doctors. We use state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical techniques to provide our patients the best results possible.

Receive a Treatment Estimate

If you want to lessen your need for contacts and glasses and start seeing more clearly, contact Broberg Eye Care online or call (512) 447-6096 to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled surgeons. After meeting with you, we can give you a more accurate estimate for the cost of your PRK Surgery.

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