How do SmartSight vs LASIK costs compare?

Hi, it’s Dr. Russell from VSON. When I tell people I’m a LASIK surgeon, some ask me: “How do SmartSight vs LASIK costs compare?”.

SmartSight and LASIK both provide similar vision correction and most typically yield the same results (the same vision you have with glasses or contact lenses; without the need for them).

There are however some differences. LASIK and SmartSight have differing methods of removing the corneal tissue. SmartSight does not use an excimer laser.

The two procedures also differ in the following ways:


  • Requires a corneal flap
  • Can correct long-sightedness
  • Uses an excimer and femtosecond laser
  • Has a slight risk of dry eye symptoms
  • Requires more postoperative restrictions


  • Does not require a corneal flap
  • Cannot correct long-sightedness (hyperopia)
  • Uses a femtosecond laser
  • Offers less risk of dry eye symptoms
  • Offers a slightly quicker recovery than LASIK

Comparing Costs: LASIK & SmartSight

There is a relatively small price difference between LASIK and SmartSight, in fact, both procedures are very affordable.

See our laser eye surgery pricing page to see our current prices for each procedure.

Price plans can help to split the costs. By splitting the cost over a period of say 12 months, or perhaps 24 months if you prefer a more long-term option, we can make repayment costs more affordable to you.

To learn more about laser eye surgery, or if you have any questions, schedule a free assessment at VSON here.

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Dr. Matthew Russell


Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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