Eye Health

Updated 13 February 2015

What does laser eye surgery cost?

Not very expensive, according to experts.

Your initial consultation is not very expensive and is covered by most medical aids. If you are on a medical aid, after the consultation, a letter or fax will be sent to your medical aid to ask them how much they will pay towards the cost of the procedure. You may also request a detailed list of the costs from the Cape Eye Centre staff. This cost includes all follow up appointments for four months and in the unlikely event of you needing enhancement procedures there will be no additional costs for one year.

What do I do now?

Excimer laser surgery has created a breakthrough in visual freedom. Millions of people in many countries around the world are already enjoying the benefits of this natural vision. If you are interested in knowing more about this surgery, please make an appointment with your ophthalmologist to have a comprehensive assessment of your eyes.


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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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