Laser Eye Surgery Cost in Canada

By: Updated: July 7, 2021

While the idea of improved vision is appealing, cost is a primary question for many people considering laser eye surgery. Here's everything you need to know about laser eye surgery and its cost in Canada:

What is the price range of Laser Eye Surgery procedures in Canada?

There is a wide range of laser eye surgery cost in Canada. From a starting point of about $500 up to thousands of dollars per eye, but the average price falls around $2,000 per eye. Costs of refractive lens exchange tend to run higher than those of laser eye surgery.

Vision prescription strength, surgeon experience, laser technology used and the surgical procedure itself can all influence the associated cost. And, since pricing packages vary among service providers, it’s important for prospective patients to ask questions about what’s included in order to avoid surprises.

Pre-operative and post-operative consultations, including all eye testing, are commonly included. Other costs to consider could be certain types of post-surgery prescription medication; bandage contact lenses; protective glasses or possible laser vision enhancement surgeries in the future.

How can I finance my laser eye surgery?

Some clinics have options for surgery financing. Since laser eye surgery is considered an elective procedure, it is not normally covered under insurance policies.

However, the procedure is an eligible expense under a Health Spending Account (HSA). That means, the entire cost of laser eye surgery can be deducted as a pre-tax expense. A Health Spending Account is a cost-effective plan specifically built for small business owners to reduce their medical expenses. It turns after-tax personal medical expenses into before-tax business expenses. 

A Health Spending Account is not just limited to Laser Eye Surgery. There are many eligible medical expenses:

Get a Complete Guide to Laser Eye Surgery for Canadians:

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