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What Should You Look For in LASIK Surgeons?

LASIK eye surgery is a proven pro­ce­dure with a long track record of promis­ing results, but choos­ing the right LASIK sur­geon is still an impor­tant part of the process. In addi­tion to per­form­ing your LASIK surgery, your sur­geon and their staff will answer your ques­tions about laser eye surgery, help you pre­pare for your pro­ce­dure, and mon­i­tor your recov­ery after your LASIK eye surgery has been com­plet­ed.

Your choice of sur­geon is a big deci­sion, but it’s not one that you have to make alone. The traits that make a great sur­geon have been firm­ly estab­lished based on the mil­lions of LASIK surg­eries that have been per­formed over the years.

How to Choose the Right LASIK Surgeon for Your Needs

The best place to find your sur­geon is at a LASIK cen­ter that spe­cial­izes in laser eye surgery. At a LASIK cen­ter, sur­geons spend every work­ing day per­form­ing laser eye surgery, and accu­mu­lat­ing all of the ben­e­fits that come with expe­ri­ence. Your local LASIK cen­ter han­dles the entire laser eye surgery process, from your ini­tial eval­u­a­tion to after­care.

  • Expe­ri­ence – Look for a sur­geon that spe­cial­izes in laser eye surgery, with a sol­id track record of results. There’s sim­ply no sub­sti­tute for expe­ri­ence, and the best LASIK sur­geons have plen­ty of it. While there’s no “mag­ic num­ber” of pro­ce­dures per­formed to look for, expe­ri­ence pro­vides an easy point of com­par­i­son when mak­ing your deci­sion.
  • Tech­nol­o­gy – Does your LASIK sur­geon offer the lat­est laser eye surgery tech­nol­o­gy? You’ll want a sur­geon who offers the lat­est LASIK tech­nol­o­gy. You can find more infor­ma­tion about the options avail­able by vis­it­ing LASIK surgeon’s’ web­sites.
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion – Your eye health is impor­tant to you, and it should be impor­tant to your sur­geon, too. Just as with any med­ical pro­ce­dure, you’re sure to have ques­tions dur­ing the laser eye surgery screen­ing process. Look for a LASIK sur­geon that com­mu­ni­cates well, answers your ques­tions, and makes sure you under­stand the answers before pro­ceed­ing. Your surgeon’s staff can also be quite help­ful in this regard.
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion – Be sure that your sur­geon is board cer­ti­fied, and licensed to per­form LASIK eye surgery in your state or province. This is a sim­ple step, but one that shouldn’t be over­looked. Licens­ing shows that your sur­geon has obtained the req­ui­site skills and edu­ca­tion to per­form laser eye surgery.
  • Word of Mouth – LASIK is a very pop­u­lar pro­ce­dure, so there’s a good chance you know some­one who has already had laser eye surgery in your area. Don’t be afraid to ask for a refer­ral! You’ll still want to research all of the top­ics we men­tioned above, but a first-hand rec­om­men­da­tion from a trust­ed source has major val­ue.


June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on What Should You Look For in LASIK Surgeons?

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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