LASIK (Laser-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is the most well-known refractive surgery procedure using laser technology, in order to correct common vision problems such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism and to eliminate dependency on contact lenses or eyeglasses.
The procedure is quite similar to PRK and LASEK, but LASIK is the newest and most popular one among them. As it is seen easily in the patient’s reviews, LASIK surgery patient satisfaction rates are very high, between 92 and 98%, with most patients do not use again contact lenses or glasses after the procedure is performed. According to a study involving 200 (122 females, 78 males) patients ranging in age from 18 to 46 years old and underwent a LASIK laser eye surgery treatment, a total of 98.5% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their surgery, 98.5% considered their main goal for surgery was achieved.
Over 40 million LASIK eye surgery procedures have been performed worldwide, making it one of the most popular ophthalmologic treatments among patients and eye surgeons alike.
But how much does LASIK cost per eye? In this article, our main aim is to bring together the most up-to-date prices on a country basis for those who seriously consider the procedure, rather than providing information about the LASIK. We hope it's a list that works for you.
With its soft climate, spectacular views and great beaches, Spain has long been one of the most popular destinations especially people from the UK, for holidays, for buying a new house or for spending the retirement times. Now medical tourism is also added to these reasons. There are plenty of medical centers in Alicante, Barcelona, and Madrid. Traveling for LASIK in Spain can really help you see the world through different eyes.
Poland is also an important destination for international patients, especially patients from Germany, Norway, and Sweden. As the number of state-of-the-art ophthalmic clinics in Poland is gradually increasing, it has become a good option to undergo LASIK surgery in this one of the largest countries in Central Europe. The average LASIK cost in Poland is 1100 EUR, which is quite affordable compared to the other available destinations.
Thailand is already a popular destination for plastic surgery with over 1 million medical tourists every year. However, Bangkok has even more to offer. The average LASIK procedure cost in Thailand is around 1200 EUR, which is a very reasonable price. Apart from that, As Thailand is a lovely experience for everyone, not only patients, so it could be a good idea to be there with your family for a trip.
Turkey is world-renowned for its minarets, sandy beaches, and good strong coffee, but Turkey is also a medical tourism hub with thousands of patients visiting Antalya, Istanbul, and Ankara for medical treatment. On average LASIK eye surgery in Turkey is around 1600 EUR, which is quite affordable considering it will be one of the best medical care and the highest service quality you will get.
Germany is a powerhouse in the field of medical research and ophthalmology is no different. The average LASIK cost in Germany is 3000 EUR, making it one of the most expensive destinations in Europe, but keep in mind that this is the average price, and costs may increase or decrease, depending on your specific procedure. If that’s beyond your budget, here is a list of other LASIK eye surgery centers.
Saudi Arabia caters only to a select group of patients. Dubai, with an overall growth of 9.5 percent in the number of medical and health tourists, has been at the center of a great deal of medical infrastructure investments by various health groups from all over the world and many specialists working in Dubai are ex-pats. The average cost of LASIK in Saudi Arabia is 2900 EUR, which is a bit pricey but for some, it can be a good experience to visit the UAE while having treatment.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in March 2023.
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