It is very similar to LASIK, although PRK was developed before LASIK was approved.
Because this process is older and less time-consuming, PRK is typically less expensive than LASIK; however, it can still be costly because insurance is not likely to cover it.
How much does PRK cost 2019?
PRK cost. The cost of PRK varies based on where you live, your doctor, and the specifics of your condition. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,800 to $4,000 for PRK surgery.
Is PRK better than Lasik?
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Though PRK recovery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients.
How much does Lasik cost?
While charges for LASIK procedures vary widely by practice and region, the average cost of LASIK is between $1,500 to $3,000 per eye depending on the type of the procedure, surgeon and region of the country. Often extremely low prices of $399 or $695 are very unrealistic and considered bait and switch pricing.
Is PRK covered by insurance?
Most health insurance providers do not pay for PRK or LASIK surgery, since these surgeries are considered elective. If you have vision correction surgery, you may need to pay for costs out of pocket. However, at this time, Silverstein Eye Centers participates in most major medical and vision insurance plans.