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Prices can vary from city to city and country to country. The good news is that in New Zealand the cost is expected to stay stable in 2017, at around $3000 per eye, and not increase due to the country experiencing record low inflation.

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) is an investment in your eyes and lifestyle. One of the most common questions people ask is “how much does it cost?”

Prices can vary from city to city and country to country. The good news is that in New Zealand the cost is expected to stay stable in 2017, at around $3000 per eye, and not increase due to the country experiencing record low inflation.

The current Laser Eye Surgery cost in New Zealand in 2017 is in the range $2850-$3190. Auckland prices start at $2850 while Christchurch prices are at the upper end at $3190 per eye. Wellington pricing has remained stable at $3000 per eye.  These prices all compare favourably with laser eye clinics in Sydney, London and New York.

When comparing prices between clinics it is important to consider the age old wisdom; you get what you pay for.  

If a clinic is offering a low price there are a few things to consider:

1) Is the price offer only for people with a low prescription? 

Some clinics have a price structure that differs depending upon your eye prescription and the procedure used. Make sure you check whether the clinic has a set fee or whether it has any hidden costs. If you have a higher prescription or astigmatism then the cost can increase. 

2) What laser technology is used for the procedure? 

Is the technology FDA approved. The most expensive technology uses a femtosecond laser such as IntraLase which is a bladeless form of the surgery. This is not only pain free but provides a quick recovery time, factors you probably want to consider.

3) What is the experience and reputation of the clinic and ophthalmologist?

Talk to friends and colleagues, read reviews to hear what other people say who have had the procedure done. Is your surgeon specialty trained in LASIK and what qualifications does he/she hold?  Do you feel you can ask your surgeon any questions – even the silly ones – so you are comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.

4) Who does the pre-assessment and follow up care? 

Is the surgeon performing the operation the same person whom you met in your assessment and will they manage your after care. Who do you call if you need to discuss any concerns? 

5) Is the price difference because there are 2 competing clinics in the same city? 

If you are looking to have your procedure done out of town, consider the cost of flights, accommodation and taxi fares. Some clinics may provide package deals.

6) Is finance available for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Many clinics provide a finance option that allows you to pay for the surgery without having to go with the cheapest.  

Bowen Eye Clinic provides excellence in Laser Eye Surgery

At Bowen Eye Clinic, Dr Reece Hall is the only eye specialist in New Zealand who has completed two overseas fellowships in refractive (Laser Eye) surgery and completed a Masters Degree in Refractive Surgery from the University of Sydney.  

Bowen Eye Clinic is a modern purpose built laser clinic offering the latest FDA approved femtosecond and excimer lasers.  

Dr Hall will meet with you to discuss any questions you may have, taking responsibility for all your pre and post operative care and personalising your laser procedure to give you the best visual results for your vision. 

There are no hidden costs with the fee set at $3000 per eye. The price includes everything from the surgeon fee to the post –surgery care, medicated eye drops and even any enhancement procedure should you need one.

Patients traveling from Nelson can expect a discount travel package from the fee to cover flights and accommodation in Wellington. 

Bowen Eye Clinic has finance available through Q Card, an attractive payment method offering an interest free time period from 3-12months to pay back the loan. 

 

Finally, remember your goal of a life of hassle free vision, without the need for glasses or contact lenses. It’s your eyes, your investment and is justified as much as that extra holiday or the latest Smart TV purchase.