What to Look for In a LASIK Surgeon

February 23rd, 2018
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Selecting the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions in the Lasik process. Here’s what to look for in a great candidate.

LASIK has been the gold standard for corrective eye surgeries for the past two decades. It’s a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, helping patients reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

As with any surgery, however, LASIK should always be performed by an experienced and highly qualified specialist. As with any medical procedure, there is a certain level of risk that goes along with it, and a reliable, trustworthy surgeon can help you navigate your surgery and recovery process with comfort and confidence. Here are a few tips on what to look for in a quality LASIK surgeon.

Proper Qualifications

As obvious as it may sound, the most important step to take when exploring LASIK is to ensure that your surgeon is properly licensed to practice it. Some surgeons may have additional certifications, indicating an even greater degree of skill and experience. These could include certificates from the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Board of Ophthalmology, or the American College of Surgeons.

Extensive Experience

Most great LASIK surgeons will have extensive experience with the procedure, with hundreds or even thousands of operations under their belts. The more first-hand experience a surgeon has, the more likely your surgery will yield ideal results. Be sure to ask appropriate questions about your surgeon’s background before committing to a procedure with them.

Careful and Detail-Oriented

A great LASIK surgeon will take the time to carefully review your medical history and ensure that you’re are a good candidate for the procedure. Any surgeon who tries to rush you through this process or pressures you to sign on the dotted line is not an ideal choice.

Attentive and Informative

The best LASIK surgeons will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. Since all patients are required to sign an Informed Consent Form before undergoing the LASIK, this learning process is essential. You should feel like you truly understand how the procedure works before agreeing to go through with it, and a great surgeon will help you along the way.

If you’re interested in LASIK or any other form of corrective eye surgery, the experienced team at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers can help! Our talented surgeons will guide you through every stage of the process, from the initial consultation to the final follow-up. Schedule an appointment today!

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