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How much does LASIK cost?

So you’ve been thinking about getting laser eye surgery… but how much does it cost? The last thing we want are issues of cost to cloud your journey towards visual freedom. Glasses and contact lenses may be cheaper initially, but laser eye surgery is a one-time investment into your vision with no ongoing costs. To help you out, we’ve created this blog post to break down all the costs regarding laser eye surgery. Have a read!

How much does laser eye surgery cost?

At George St Eye Centre, we offer laser eye surgeries as a package. Depending on the package and type of laser surgery that you choose and are suitable for, the price of surgery can range from between:

  • LASIK: $2,750.00 – $3,300.00 per eye
  • PRK: $2,500 -$3,150.00 per eye

What’s included in the package?

  • Surgery cost
  • Facility fee
  • Laser enhancement procedures
    • Factors such as your age, degree of refractive error and eye health determine whether you need an enhancement procedure.
    • Depending on the package you choose, any additional laser procedures are free of cost for up to 3 years.
  • One year of follow-up appointments
    • Normally, specialist follow-up appointments cost between $80.00 to $150.00.
    • The number of follow-up visits you need depends on the type of procedure you have and your recovery process. This is all free of cost for an entire year with our package.

Why does the price vary between clinics

  • Technology – George St Eye Centre houses one of the world’s highest performance laser machines – the Schwind Amaris 1050 Hz. It is the only one in Sydney. It uses 7-D eye tracking to guarantee exceptionally high-speed and high-precision results to give you unmatched vision.
  • Aftercare – Prices for laser eye surgery depend on factors such as additional procedures, post-operative care and diagnostic tests. When comparing prices between clinics, you must consider what is included in each package.
  • Surgeon’s experience – More highly experienced surgeons normally charge a higher fee to reflect their higher level of expertise.

Will Medicare or Health Funds cover anything?


Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of laser eye surgery unless indicated for certain eye diseases.

Health Fund

Some health funds cover the cost of laser eye surgery if you are on their top, premium cover. Below are some health funds that we know cover the partial or full cost of laser eye surgery.

  • Bupa Ultimate
  • Medibank Private
  • AHM Lifestyle Extras & Super Extra

It is always best to contact your health fund directly to find out if you are covered.

Payment options

At George St Eye Centre, we offer ZipMoney as a payment option to help you fund your laser eye surgery. This allows you to pay the money later at your own pace, interest-free for up to 18 months. This is a great option if you cannot afford to pay for laser eye surgery in one lump sum.


We understand how important it is to be transparent and open about the costs involved in any procedure you get done, and we’re here to help. On the day of your laser consultation, a detailed and comprehensive quote will be provided to you by our friendly receptionists. Any questions you have will be answered.

Cost is important, but ultimately, clear vision and the safety of your eyes are the most important factors when considering laser eye surgery.

If you would like more information about costs, processes and aftercare involved in laser eye surgery, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at (02) 9230 0010 and book in for a free laser eye assessment.