America’s Largest Laser Eye Center Network

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Laser Eye Centers: 

There are approximately 1,074 laser eye centers in America as of March 31, 2015. To find a laser eye center near you click here. QualSight LASIK has worked diligently for more than 10 years to build the largest LASIK network in America by partnering with independent ophthalmologists and national companies.  Below, we describe how our network of laser eye centers is different than all the others.

Laser Eye Centers: 3 Different Categories

Corporate owned (I.e. large national company), Institutional (I.e. hospitals, private surgical centers) and Surgeon-Owned (I.E. privately owned by a surgeon).  Surgeon-owned laser eye centers make up 65% of all laser eye centers in America, with Corporate and Institutional centers accounting for the remaining 23% and 12% respectively.

Generally speaking, the cost of LASIK eye surgery is highest amongst institutional centers. This is largely due to the fact that surgeons who utilize these facilities have to pay a fee in order to have access to the equipment. These fees may vary, but can be as high as $800 per eye ($1,600 per patient), which is usually reflected in the price and passed on to the consumer.  
Most corporate owned laser eye centers only perform LASIK surgery and usually charge the same price at all of their centers in a specific region, but  the pricing can vary depending on the geographical location. For example, if a corporation owns laser eye centers in New York and Iowa, an individual can expect to pay less in Iowa for the exact same technology used in New York. Corporate owned laser centers run frequent promotions which can save potential members up to $300 per eye, but  the procedure must be completed by the end of the month. These promotions are very frequent and often “extended” for months or even years despite the “end date” that is designed to make patients move forward with surgery.

Private ophthalmologists, who treat all eye conditions and perform significant amounts of LASIK or PRK eye surgery, will have invested in purchasing the laser or lasers used in the procedures. These are the surgeon-owned centers and make up the vast majority of laser eye centers in America. Pricing tends to vary greatly by region, with the Northeast and West having the highest average cost and the South having the most affordable cost. The Mountain and Midwest region are comparable and fall in between the Northeast and South regions.    

QualSight is Composed Predominantly of the Surgeon-Owned Laser Eye Centers

QualSight’s focus is to make LASIK eye surgery more affordable for everyone. Our contracted pricing with all of the providers in our network is better than the industry standard of 15% off that most corporate laser eye centers will typically offer. We contract prices based on technology used and not by region, so if a member wanted two or even three opinions from different doctors, the price of the procedure would be the same if the doctors offered the same technology. This allows members to choose the laser eye center based on where they are most comfortable and not on who is giving them the best deal. Our contracted prices also allow members to have LASIK surgery when the time is right for them, since the price will be the same next month or next year. LASIK eye surgery is a life changing procedure that you should have performed when it is the right time for you, not because you can save a few hundred dollars by having it done by the end of the month.

Thanks for learning why QualSight LASIK has the largest laser eye center network in America. We look forward to assisting you with your LASIK experience; when you are ready, please give us a call!

Healthcare Memberships & Trusted Affiliations:

Since 2004, QualSight LASIK has been a trusted name in the healthcare industry and is recognized as a complaint free A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. We research and credential every LASIK surgeon to help you save money.

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