Choosing your LASIK surgeon is just as important as choosing to undergo LASIK surgery for a life free from glasses and contacts. Continue reading for some tips on how to choose the best LASIK surgeon for you.
- Check Credentials
When considering a LASIK surgeon to correct your vision, be sure to look at his or her credentials. Is the surgeon licensed to perform LASIK surgery? You can check this information yourself with your state licensing board or the National Practitioner Data Bank. Also ask if your eye surgeon is board certified, as associations such as the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Ophthalmology will require a surgeon to undergo specific courses and training to receive certification.
- Ask for Information
One of the most important tools you have when choosing a surgeon is information. Speak with the surgeon and his or her staff—do they give you the information you’re seeking without obscuring the facts or saying it’s too complicated for you to understand? You should be given a basic outline of the procedure, its costs, and its repercussions, and you should know exactly what to expect, including any risks. Be sure to choose a LASIK surgeon who is willing to give you straight answers and the information you need to make the right decisions regarding your vision.
- Consider Your Comfort
Whenever you undergo surgery, you are putting yourself in the hands of your surgeon. You should feel comfortable with the surgeon and his or her staff, and confident that your surgeon will choose the treatment that’s best for you. Choose a LASIK surgeon who you trust, respect, and can speak openly to so you can feel comfortable discussing your procedure beforehand, as well as on the day of your surgery.
Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center offers quality LASIK treatment in Portsmouth. We also provide optometric and ophthalmic services and utilize advanced technology for our procedures. Visit us on the web or call (603) 379-6817 to schedule an appointment today.