Taking your time to select the best surgeon for LASIK eye surgery is a crucial step to increase the likelihood of attaining satisfying results. When it comes time to choose a doctor, there are a few qualifications, skills, and reputation factors to consider. For instance, you should consider board certification, advertisements, licensing, and seek referrals whenever possible. All this information will help you make a more informed decision.
What to Ask
When you have found a potential LASIK surgeon for your eye care needs, there are important questions you must ask during the consultation visit. Take full advantage of this meeting, write down as many important questions as possible, and ask each one during the visit.
Some common questions include:
- How many procedures have you completed?
- What is your complication rate?
- Do you perform procedures at your center?
- What is your outcome statistics?
- If a complication does occur, what is your follow-up policy?
- Does your billing department explain all costs associated with laser eye treatment?
- Do you charge extra for an enhancement?
You need to be confident in the surgeon you have selected. If you’re not happy with their answers, consult another specialist.
Certification and Licensing
Any LASIK surgeon operating in your state should have the necessary certification and licensing. For instance, state licensing boards can validate a surgeon’s credentials when you inquire. You may also check credentials via the National Practitioner Bank.
Alternatively, ask your prospective surgeon if they are board certified beyond a basic license to practice medicine. An organization recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties should verify his or her specialty.
To schedule a consultation visit with Eye Care of Delaware’s trusted LASIK surgeon, give us a call at 302-454-8800. We’re always available to help improve your eye sight once and for all!