3 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Lasik Doctor?

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How to Choose a LASIK Doctor

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One of the most important factors in choosing a doctor to perform your LASIK surgery is that you feel comfortable.  Make sure you meet the surgeon during the consultation and get all of your questions answered.  As no two people's eyes are alike, the procedure should be individualized according to the unique characteristics of your eyes and your activites.  Make sure that the doctor uses state of the art technology that is well maintained and that the measurements use wavefront technology and also, that the doctor has a great deal of experience.

San Diego Ophthalmologist

Top 3 Questions For LASIK Consult

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The things that matter most are the experience of the surgeon, the type of equipment that is used(as important is how frequently it is maintained and upgraded), and how "routine" is your treatment. If the doctor can't answer these basic questions....go somewhere else!

Anthony J. Kameen, MD
Baltimore Ophthalmologist

Experience, expectations, and the safety of the different procedures they perform

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Ask the surgeon about his/her experience, expectations, and the safety of the different procedures they perform.

Christopher Coad, MD
New York Ophthalmologist

The Four C's of LASIK

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You asked for three but there are four important things to look at when considering LASIK vision correction.

Most everyone has heard of the four C's of diamonds that are carat, color, cut and clarity (not necessarily in that order). We have found that there are also four C's in LASIK which gives a basis to begin to evaluate LASIK providers and the decision to have this procedure. The first one that comes to mind is COST (this could be for diamonds also but they don't mention it for some reason). The second is COMFORT since nobody or almost nobody wants to experience pain. The third C is Convenience of the visits, the procedure, and lifestyle impact in general. And the final C is the most important one, credibility.

Jon Dishler, MD, FACS
Greenwood Village Ophthalmologist

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