What is the Lasik eye surgeon's salary?
Lasik costs about US 2500 each eye. A well advertised practice with one ophthalmologist gets on average 25 lasik operations a week (not sure whether each of the 25 operations consists of operating on one eye or both eyes). So at minimum, this lasik eye surgeon gets 3.125 million a year.
Considering he also does cataracts, and other services, it is more likely to be double that.
He hires an optometrist (100k a year) , a nurse (70k a year) , and a lasik technician (65k a year).
the lasik laser costs about 500k. malpractice costs about 80k a year. the rent should be about 200k a year.
so the profit is at least 2.11 million a year. although its more likely to be double that due to other services offered. Now if he pays tax properly, he should be left with about 1.4 million. but most likely, he invests his money in real estate or business, thus saving most of his earning from tax.
The average cost for Lasik eye surgery can vary depending upon use of new technology and/or refractive error with about 44% of surgeons charging multiple prices based upon the aforementioned parameters. With surgeons offering one price for all Lasik procedures the average price runs primarily between $1500 and $2500 according to 2011 data.
Types of LASIK and Other Laser Eye Surgery: Corneal Onlays/Inlays blend with your eye's surface. Custom Wavefront LASIK: What makes it "custom" LASIK? Epi-LASIK uses a special cutting tool to remove the cornea's outer layer. IntraLase "Bladeless" LASIK uses a second laser, not a blade. LASEK is a no-flap procedure used mostly for thin corneas. PresbyLASIK is a possible laser eye surgery for presbyopes. PRK: Some surgeons prefer PRK, the original laser eye surgery.
Doctors who prescribe glasses are not surgeons and cannot perform LASIK eye surgery. They can however advise you about whether you might be a candidate for the procedure, can perform some of the pre and post operative exams, and are usually informed on the subject. You will need to visit an eye surgeon to learn specifically about your situation and to have the procedure performed.