Despite the fact that laser eye surgery can cost the equivalent of 2 beers (€8.00/day) per year, some people wonder why it costs so much.
The diagnostic equipment alone costs around 200-500 thousand euros.
Then there is the typical cost range for the excimer laser and the femtosecond laser (which changes the curvature of the cornea). These costs are between €600,000 and €900,000 (we are certainly on the high side). You must add the necessary but expensive maintenance contracts to this.
Then there are the costs of training to become an eye surgeon , which usually takes about 18 years – most of it after graduation.
Add to this the cost of premises , support staff , insurance and other ancillary costs associated with running a world-class clinic in a major city centre.