What to look for in a LASIK surgeon
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If you're considering LASIK Eye Surgery, there are a number of factors to consider. Are you ready to have the procedure? Have you arranged to pay for the procedure, either through insurance or Flex Spending Plans or from your own funds? But the most important consideration of the whole process is where you'll get the surgery done.
It seems like nowadays, everyone is advertising different deals for LASIK Eye Surgery. But your decision cannot be based on sales alone. A good LASIK surgeon is not the one who offers the cheapest price, but the one who meets a variety of criterion.
Perhaps the most important criteria is the number of procedures the surgeon has completed. Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, but when it comes to your eyes, trust experience. Most LASIK surgeons have a very near-exact approximation of how many surgeries they've completed.
Another criteria you want to look for is someone who is willing to say no. A good question to ask when screening potential surgeons is, "How many people have you turned down for the surgery" or "What are some of the major reasons you have for turning down patients for the surgery". A good LASIK Eye Surgeon is selective about whom he or she will perform the surgery on because, stated simply, not everyone is ideal for LASIK. Beware of surgeons that have lax inclusion criteria.
Finally, and most importantly, you want to feel comfortable with the person who will be completing your surgery. Your surgeon should not talk down to you, and should not talk over your head. He or she should explain thoroughly, but without jargon, so that you understand exactly how the procedure is going to take place. And finally, if all that is said and done, and you're still not feeling entirely comfortable with the person operating on your eyes, simply move on. There is a surgeon out there that is perfect for you, and will meet your needs completely.