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LASIK for $299/eye…Is This a SCAM?

If you drive a car in Houston, chances are you’ve heard this on the radio:  “Happy New Year!  Start your new year with great vision with LASIK…starting as low as $299 per eye”.

I hate to be the one to tell you…if it sounds too good to be true…it is!

Here’s what’s going to happen: you arrive for your appointment expecting to have surgery for $299 per eye, but by the time they add additional charges for upgraded technology, post op visits, guarantees…your fee will be closer to $2000 per eye.  Or, because you have astigmatism (and most people do) you don’t qualify for the $299.  If I had to guess, less than 1% of patients qualify for the $299 advertised price.

Don’t get scammed, ask questions before you book for “FREE” Lasik Evaluation:

  • Do you use custom blade-free LASIK technology?
  • Do you have the most updated software?
  • How many procedures has the surgeon performed (not how many procedures has the center performed – big difference!)
  • What’s the surgeon’s enhancement rate?  Are enhancements included in the price?

LASIK surgery is not inexpensive. But, then again, you only get it once in a lifetime!

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Bellaire, TX 77401

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Conroe, TX 77304

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