What Qualities to Look for in a LASIK Surgeon

With the many surgeons available to perform a LASIK surgery, and with packages varying from place to place, it is important to know what to look for when you’re choosing a laser eye surgeon to whom you will entrust your eyes. The points below should guide you on what to consider when choosing a LASIK surgeon in your area.

Experience

One of the most important things to look for in a LASIK surgeon is experience. A good surgeon will have completed laser eye surgery many times and possess a breadth of knowledge on the topic. As well as being able to answer any question you might have for them during your consultation, your surgeon should be able to provide testimonials on request so that you can see what customers have to say about their experience.

Ongoing Support

The surgeon you choose should surround themselves with a valuable team that will provide ongoing support where required after your surgery. This may include providing telephone support, arranging follow-up appointments, or making you feel comfortable both before and after the surgery, not to mention answering any of your questions.

An Ocular Health Evaluation

A reputable LASIK surgeon should offer a consultation prior to booking your surgery. If he or she doesn’t, take it as a red flag, because every person has different needs and circumstances which need to be measured and considered.

Your surgeon will conduct tests, such as measuring the thickness of your cornea, to check for abnormalities and to map the cornea. He or she will also spend time understanding your medical history before recommending the treatment.

Once you’ve found a LASIK surgeon that you are happy with, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you’ve done thorough research rather than having rushed into a decision.

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