If you are looking to undergo LASIK surgery to correct nearsightedness, you’ll definitely want to look for the best LASIK surgeon in Orange County you can find. When consulting a surgeon for the very first time, be sure you ask him the following questions:
- How many procedures have you done?
There is no magic number here, but it is more reassuring if your chosen surgeon has performed the procedure on numerous occasions. A more experienced surgeon is less likely to commit mistakes that may lead to complications
- Will the procedure be performed here or somewhere else?
It pays to know where your procedure will be performed. Whether you will be operated in the eye center or a hospital, it’s a good idea to know the associated costs with the location.
- What is the recovery process like?
After your procedure, you will have to undergo several days of recovery. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare yourself better and know how to spot a complication.
Things to Research on Your Own
You may want to do your due diligence and do your own research, particularly:
- Check if your LASIK surgeon a board-certified. You can easily check this at the website of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
You should also check if the LASIK surgeon you’ve chosen has won any recognition for his work and/or the quality of care and service he provides patients. A quick Google search should suffice.