Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery in Kenya 2019

Cost of LASIK eye surgery in Kenya 2019 is dependant on various pre and post factors and the country where the surgery is done but in this article, I will guide you on the average cost of LASIK eye surgery in Kenya 2019 as well as the Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery in USA 2019. The Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery in USA 2019 ranges from about $1,500-$2,000 per eye which is a permanent solution to problems with eyesight. While the Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery in Kenya 2019 ranges between Sh100,000 and Sh150,000 locally for both eyes and about 350K in other countries.

In summary, although, Laser surgery like any other procedure has disadvantages, Dr Kiumbura says that so far many LASIK surgeries have been done in Kenya and they have not encountered any complication.

Successful patients often have to reintroduce themselves to friends following the personality and physical transformation – they often appear different and more confident without spectacles.

LASIK eye surgery is one of America’s most popular elective surgeries. Millions of people who suffered from less-than-perfect eyesight have found the new-found freedom from glasses and contacts that LASIK can provide.  However, LASIK is also very cost-effective. While many who inquire about this procedure experience a shock over the sticker price- about $1,500-$2,000 per eye- this is a permanent solution to problems with eyesight. Glasses and contact lenses can cost hundreds, even thousands moreover a person’s lifetime, making LASIK a much more fiscally sound option. 

What is LASIK and How Is It Performed?

LASIK is an acronym for Laser Assisted in-SItu Keratomileusis, which means that a laser is used to alter the shape of the cornea. This procedure involves creating a flap in the eye with a metal blade or specialized laser. Numbing drops are applied before the flap is created to keep the eye stationary and the procedure pain-free. The cornea is then reshaped, and the flap is replaced.

While some blurriness and discomfort may occur immediately following the procedure, improvement in vision occurs almost instantly for most patients and only continues to improve throughout recovery and beyond.

Qualifications for LASIK eye Surgery

Who qualifies for Lasik surgery (as it is popularly referred)? This surgery is administered only if one passes the pre-assessment test. One of the disqualifying factors is age. The treatment is only given to individuals aged between 18 and 60 years.

Clients with advanced diabetes, pregnant women, glaucoma patients and those with serous cornea ulcers are also disqualified.

Patients who have undergone the surgery take a maximum of 20 minutes to recover. It is a painless procedure that allows one to go back to work immediately, although a three-day rest is recommended.

Patients are also required to wear sun glasses with 400 UV ray capacity for two weeks. But Dr Kiumbura urges Kenyans to always wear sunglasses to avoid damaging their cornea.


The Danger in “Cheap” LASIK Eye Surgery

Your sight is one of your most precious possessions. LASIK surgery should be seen as an investment that will pay dividends for years to come, not as something to try to obtain at the lowest possible cost.  Like any investment, what you put into it determines what you will get out.  Some surgeons offer less expensive options for LASIK surgery, going as low as $300 per eye, and it could be for a variety of reasons:

The surgeon is not experienced- In many of these cases, a surgeon is building a patient base.  They may be willing to take lower compensation in order to gain experience and increase their patient volume.  This is not always the best scenario for a patient as physician experience directly influences complication rates.   

The technology is outdated- Like most areas of medicine, LASIK is constantly evolving and improving. Some of these cheaper options are using older equipment or non-customized surgical plans. While these technologies can be effective, use of the newest and most precise equipment is the best way to ensure that you are getting the best outcome.

Hidden costs and fees- It’s also widespread practice for these surgeons to include hidden fees. While the cost of the procedure itself is low, consultation fees and appointments can add up to hundreds of dollars more than the original advertised amount.

Why Pay More for LASIK?

To put it simply, when it comes to your sight, bargain-hunting may not be the best strategy. Since it might be a cheaper surgery for now but it might not be cheaper in the long run perhaps because of the cheap cost you bargained for. Seek for a free consultation for LASIK Eye Surgery and experience the life-changing effects in reputable hospitals.


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  • 21/Jul/21 05:37pm

Trying to understand more.please advice,I have a son of 18 much do you charge.thanks.Ken tell:0722748255

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  • 21/Sep/21 06:28pm

Lasik surgery cost between Sh100,000 and Sh150,000 locally for both eyes and about Sh350,000 abroad.

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  • 10/Oct/23 03:26am

Which hospitals could you advice on regarding the surgery?and if possible,couod you advise on the current cost?as of October 2023?

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