LASIK Surgeons: Choosing Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

Congratulations!  You’ve decided that LASIK surgery is for you, and you’re ready to choose your surgeon.  Choosing a skilled surgeon is the key to achieving a good surgical outcome.  Among all the LASIK surgeons available, how can you pick the one that’s right for you?  Let’s go over some things to look for:

 

Qualifications

Look for a surgeon who is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has done at least 250 procedures a year.  Other credentials you might see include teaching positions, being published in a professional journal, or fellowships in corneal or eye surgery.

 

Experience

Patients report the most satisfaction when they choose a surgeon who has a lot of experience with both the procedure and techniques for their surgery and the equipment that will be used during their surgery.  Ask your surgeon how many times he or she has performed the procedure with the equipment that you are considering.

 

Results

What kind of results can your prospective surgeon boast?  What is the complication rate?  How many of your surgeon’s patients typically require enhancements, or still need to use glasses and contacts occasionally?  How many patients love their results?  Your surgeon should be happy to talk with you about all these questions.

Take your time, ask questions, and find the LASIK surgeon who is a good fit for your eyes.

 

 

Sources:

Lasik Eye Surgery: Will You Really Get Rid Of Your Glasses?  – http://www.consumerreports.org

Lasik Eye Surgeons: How To Find Dr. Right – http://www.lasik.com

 

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