Yearly costs include the lenses and the solutions to clean and disinfect them. The costs are greater for people who have to replace their lenses
or change prescriptions regularly.
You may no longer need to wear corrective
lenses (glasses or contacts) after surgery.
You will not have to
bother with the daily cleaning and care of contact lenses.
out to be less expensive than glasses or contact lenses over the long term, if
you don't need corrective lenses after surgery
Some people still need corrective lenses
Long-term risks are still unknown.
of complications (though complications that threaten vision are
Skilled surgeons may not be available in all
Surgery and follow-up care are expensive.
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October 16, 2012
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