Laser Eye Surgery Costs

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

Cost is a major consideration for many people when deciding whether to have laser eye surgery. While it may seem like a big upfront investment, laser eye surgery may be a more cost-effective option if you add up the ongoing expense of glasses and contact lenses over the years. Furthermore, there’s also the time and inconvenience of daily maintenance of contact lenses that you save on in the long run.

All treatments with Dr Joanne Goh are customised to suit your eyes, prescription, age and lifestyle. No two eyes are the same; therefore Dr Goh will see all patients at the initial consultation to discuss your treatment plan with you. If other procedures are more suited to your eye condition, this will also be discussed at your appointment.

In Melbourne, the average cost of laser eye surgery ranges anywhere from $2000 to well over $3000 per eye. At our clinic, LASIK and PRK surgery costs between $2600 – $2800 per eye. We will provide you with a detailed quote for your laser eye surgery at your initial consultation.

Our surgery fee covers the following:

  • Surgeon and theatre fees
  • All postoperative appointments within the first year of surgery
  • All tests and investigations carried out within the first year of surgery
  • Any enhancements required within the first two years of surgery

Some clinics will include the cost of the initial consultation in their surgery fee; we do not include this in our surgery fee as we do not want this to influence your decision to have surgery. Your consultation fees are payable after your initial assessment so there is no obligation to proceed with surgery if you decide it isn’t right for you. We would like you to have a comprehensive discussion with your surgeon about the risks and benefits of surgery and to make an informed, unbiased decision to proceed with surgery.

Does private health insurance pay for laser eye surgery?

There are several private health insurance providers that do cover some or all of the cost of your laser eye surgery. The following health funds offer their members rebates for laser eye surgery if you have the appropriate level of cover. Even if your health fund is not listed below, we recommend that you contact your private health provider to check if you are covered for your procedure.

Health Fund Cover type Procedures Waiting period Covered
BUPA Ultimate Hospital and Ultimate Extras Cover LASIK and PRK 36 months Full cost of surgery
Medibank Private Ultra Health Cover LASIK and PRK 36 months Up to $3500
Defence Health Top Extras LASIK and PRK 36 months Up to $1000 per person
AHM Lifestyle Extras and Super Extra LASIK and PRK 36 months $600 per eye under Lifestyle Extras and $900 per eye under Super Extras


BUPA fully covers LASIK and PRK eye surgery if you have Ultimate Hospital & Ultimate Extras Cover. The waiting period for current members is 12 months, and 36 months for new members after July 1 2018.

Medibank Private

If you have Medibank’s Ultra Health Cover, you are required to pay upfront. You can claim back the cost of surgery up to $3500. The waiting period is three years.

Defence Health

If you have Top Extras cover with Defence Health, you are eligible for rebates up to $1000 per person for LASIK and PRK surgery with a 12 month waiting period.


Individuals with Lifestyle Extras Cover can claim $600 per eye and $900 per eye with Super Extras Cover $900 with a two year waiting period.

Payment Options and Finance

We accept payment by EFTPOS, credit card, direct bank deposit or cash. If you are looking for interest-free finance, we recommend the Latitude Gem Visa credit card. Gem Visa provides interest free payment plans for up to 24 months to eligible applicants. For more information, please visit


Contact Us:

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City Eye Surgeons – St. Kilda Road, Melbourne (03) 8080 1082.

Mt Waverley Eye Surgeons – Stephensons Road, Mt Waverley (03) 8080 1082.


Specialist refractive surgeon
Specialist refractive surgeon
The most important consideration when deciding on your eye specialist is selecting the surgeon with the right expertise, skill and experience. Dr Goh is a leading expert in laser eye and lens implant surgery who has been fellowship trained at international centres of excellence, guaranteeing you the highest level of surgical expertise and care.
Personalised care
Personalised care
Unlike at some larger laser eye clinics, where you may only meet the surgeon on the day of your surgery, you can expect personalised care at every step of your journey. You will be seen by Dr Goh at all of your pre and post-operative appointments.
Customised treatment
Customised treatment
We customise all individual treatments to give you the best possible vision. We also offer a complete range of vision correction options tailored to your needs if laser eye surgery isn’t suitable for you.
Cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology
Cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology
We use the latest, state-of-the-art technology in your assessment, treatment planning and surgery. Your laser eye surgery is performed using the world’s most advanced laser eye technology available on the market, German engineered Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser.
Committed to helping you achieve your goal of 20/20 vision
Committed to helping you achieve your goal of 20/20 vision
We routinely analyse our outcomes using sophisticated eye analysis softwares to continually monitor and refine our calculations and techniques to ensure that our patients achieve the best possible visual outcomes.
Specialised team
Specialised team
We have a team of experienced ophthalmologists each with their own subspecialty expertise enabling us to provide you with holistic eye care.

Booking a consultation

If you’d like to find out if you are suitable for LASIK eye surgery or treatment, please contact us on (03) 8080 1082 to book a consultation at one of our eye clinics in Melbourne, Victoria, or click on the button below to request a call back.