How to Choose the Best LASIK Surgeon
November 18, 2018 • 0 comments
Nothing influences the outcome of your LASIK surgery more than the surgeon whom you select to perform it. You use your eyes nearly every waking moment of every day — so you shouldn’t let just anyone operate on them.
If you are just starting your search for a LASIK surgeon, the options may seem endless. I would like to encourage you to limit your search to surgeons that meet the following criteria:
Lots of Experience
When it comes to something as complex and life-changing as laser vision correction, there is simply no substitute for surgical experience. LASIK surgeons that have performed thousands or tens of thousands of procedures have learned how to get the best results possible; they have also learned how to prepare for situations where the surgery does not go exactly according to plan. Although you don’t want to imagine a complication arising during or after your surgery, in the case that it does, you want to feel confident that your surgeon is capable of handling it.
The technology that your LASIK surgeon uses is tremendously important. In my experience, using the latest technology allows me to make your vision clearer than ever before — while reducing some of the risks associated with earlier technology. Using advanced technology also means a shorter procedure, which translates to less patient fatigue and a more precise result. You should be assured that the most advanced vision care correction solutions are available to you.
LASIK is a serious medical procedure, and it is common to have hesitations or perhaps even fears about the surgery. Your surgeon should demonstrate an obvious commitment to excellent patient care — they should guide you through the complex decisions associated with this type of sophisticated surgery.
My practice is “high-touch,” meaning I have a genuine concern for every one of my patients’ concerns. I take the time to listen to them and understand what they hope to achieve from treatment. That helps me to personalize a treatment plan to their unique needs and goals, which ultimately results in more satisfied patients.
The best way to get a clear understanding of a surgeon’s experience, available technology and approach to patient care is to schedule an in-person consultation with them. I invite you to schedule an appointment with me to find out how I can change your vision and your life.
To book an appointment, please give me and my team a call at (858) 551-4100 or send us an email today.