Laser Eye Surgery: How to Select the Right Surgeon

18 Jun 2015

The success of LASIK often comes down to the skill of the surgeon performing the procedure. While there are plenty of qualified professionals out there, you want to have peace of mind in knowing you selected the right one for you.

You only have one set of eyes, so before you go with just any LASIK centre, learn how to tell a quality eye surgeon apart from the rest.

Take Your Time Choosing a Laser Eye Surgeon

Selecting your laser eye surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make. You will want to find a vision centre with a reputation for success and high patient satisfaction rates. You may even want to ask family, friends or co-workers where they received their own laser treatments. Once you have a few top surgeons in mind, you can work to narrow it down to just one.

Consider the Criteria for Selection Carefully

To narrow down your list of potential LASIK providers, you will want to make a criteria checklist.

Some things you must consider include:

1. Type of Laser Eye Surgery Facility 

A good laser eye surgical centre will be tidy, clean and makes hygiene their top priority.

2. Laser Technology 

While LASIK is the most popular, it is not the only type of laser eye surgery technology out there. You want to find a provider that offers more than just one treatment, such as LASEK, WaveFront, IntraLase, etc.

3. Comfort Level 

Schedule a free consultation and meet with the surgeon. You must have a comfortable relationship with that surgeon and you want to ensure they put your best interests first.

4. Staff 

You can tell a lot about a laser eye surgery centre just by observing the staff. After all, these individuals will make your appointment, help with aftercare and may even be present during the procedure, so it is not just the surgeon you need to feel comfortable about.

5. Professional Memberships 

Memberships and training speak volumes. You want a provider with multiple professional affiliations, such as the British Medical Association, Royal Society of Medicine, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Do not entrust your vision correction to just anyone. Instead, take the time to ensure you hire the right provider for your laser eye surgery.

If you are thinking about laser eye surgery, meet with the skilled, friendly surgeons at Optilase today. We offer free consultations and can assess if you are a candidate for LASIK or other laser procedures. Contact us today to learn more about laser eye surgery or to schedule your consultation.

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