If you are considering LASIK, it is important to discuss the benefits and risks that could result from correcting vision with surgery rather than eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Each LASIK candidate has a unique set of general and eye health circumstances and lifestyle goals that need to be carefully assessed with their surgeon before electing to go ahead with the surgery. Although LASIK benefits many people, for others it may not be the best choice.
Choosing to undergo LASIK surgery is an important, potentially life-changing decision. Prior to your LASIK surgery, you will get the chance to ask your surgeon all the questions you want to ask. To help you make an informed decision, our surgeons at Medical Eye Associates in Medford recommend the following list of questions to ask during your consultation.
Get to Know Your LASIK Surgeon
What is your professional training?
How many years of experience do you have?
How many LASIK procedures have you performed?
Do you perform any other types of vision treatment?
How many of your patients achieve vision results of 20/20 or better?
How do you handle complications?
Do you have testimonials from previous patients I can read?
Familiarize Yourself with the Procedure
Am I a candidate for LASIK?
If I’m not eligible for LASIK, do you offer other laser vision correction surgeries?
How should I prepare for the procedure?
Do you use the latest LASIK technology?
Do you perform bladeless LASIK surgery?
What kind of laser will you be using to perform my procedure?
How long does the procedure take?
Is LASIK painful?
What results can I reasonably expect?
Is LASIK permanent?
Will I need laser vision correction again?
What are possible side effects and complications associated with LASIK?
What financing options do […]