How Much Is Lasik Eye Surgery In NC?

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis—better known as Lasik eye surgery—is a procedure that can help improve vision and astigmatisms for certain patients. The surgery does not require general anesthesia and takes around thirty minutes. Additionally, Lasik is an outpatient procedure with limited downtime and recovery time. This is an attractive option for qualifying contacts and glasses wearers to improve their vision long term. But, Lasik is usually not covered by insurance. So, how much is Lasik eye surgery in North Carolina?

At the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging, the cost of Lasik surgery NC starts at $2,000 per eye. Though, occasionally, patients may see Lasik surgery listed for up to $4,000 per eye at some facilities. This constitutes the average range for Lasik in North Carolina. As noted, the surgery is priced per eye. This is because not everyone will need Lasik in both eyes. Astigmatisms and reduced vision can affect one eye and not the other. It ultimately will vary for each patient.

What Happens During Lasik Surgery NC?

Numbing eye drops are applied first to keep the patient comfortable. Dr. Jindal will then use specialized tools to keep the eye open for the procedure. Using an ultraviolet laser, Dr. Jindal will precisely reshape the cornea. The most common vision problems are associated with the shape of the cornea. An astigmatism and nearsightedness tend to respond the best to Lasik while farsightedness can be adequately treated, severe farsightedness is less likely to see full correction. Versus, even more severe cases of nearsightedness can see fairly good results from Lasik. Astigmatisms respond well to Lasik treatment, but severe astigmatisms may be improved but not fully corrected.

Patients remain awake during the process. They should feel little to no pain throughout the process. Results should start to become evident in about two weeks. In the interim, patients should wear their class (not their contacts) during recovery until their eyes heal and adjust to the new shape of the cornea.

Financing Options

Lasik eye surgery is not covered by insurance. However, there are financing options that patients can look into for monthly payments. For example, Care Credit is a popular outside lender who helps patients undergo Lasik surgery NC. Patients may also choose to put the cost of surgery on a credit card which can act as a form of financing; however, this does tend to have a higher interest rate. Inquire about the specific companies and options JIYA offers and works with.


Dr. Sumeet Jindal is an experienced surgeon who has performed countless Lasik surgeries throughout his career. In addition to help patients improve their vision, he also performs cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts, blepharoplasties, and neck lifts. Dr. Jindal specializes in only the face and neck, giving him a more comprehensive and complete understanding of facial anatomy. This allows him to be precise and customize procedures based on the patient’s anatomy and goals.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call 919-861-4494 ext. 3. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Jindal is a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.