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What to Look for in a Refractive Surgeon

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Driven by advancements in refractive eye surgery, getting clear vision has become more attainable than ever. For those wanting to live without the need for glasses or contact lenses, these procedures can be game-changers. However, deciding which Newark surgeon to trust with your vision is not always easy. When you’re considering refractive surgery, here are some ways to help you make an informed decision.

How to Select the Best Refractive Surgeon

Before choosing a  refractive surgeon, make sure to research your options. Becoming familiar with the available surgical centers gives you the ability to make your best decision.

Review Your Doctor’s Experience and Expertise

Patients naturally feel most comfortable with an experienced surgeon who specializes in refractive surgery. Check whether your potential surgeon of choice has performed surgeries over a number of years, and offers established treatments like LASIK, PRK, ICL and refractive lens exchange (RLE).

Check for Relevant Qualifications

Refractive surgeries are  complex procedures that demand skill and precision. Before choosing a surgeon, verify that they are licensed to practice in their state, and are also board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Membership in ophthalmic societies and organizations also shows dedication to their field.

Study Patient Reviews and Testimonials

Read through patient reviews and testimonials to examine quality of care and ability to communicate with patients. Assess patient descriptions of the refractive surgical procedure, final treatment outcome and so on. Take note of both positive and negative reviews for a balanced view of the experience.

Look for Upfront Pricing and Transparency

After conducting a thorough consultation, an eye care center should offer clear and transparent pricing. While price can often be a factor in choosing a surgeon, the long-term health of your eyes and vision should be top priority.

Ask About the Technology Used for Surgery

The surgeon you choose should use the latest technologies to ensure safety and precision. Leading surgeons are committed to delivering the highest quality of care using cutting-edge equipment and processes.

See if Complimentary Screenings Are Available

A complimentary screening lets you learn more about the procedure without having to commit to treatment. The screening will also determine which type of refractive surgery you are a candidate for. The eye measurements taken at this time are used to develop a personalized treatment plan to address nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Visit Us for Laser Vision Correction Surgery in Newark

For comprehensive refractive surgery in Newark, contact Eye Care of Delaware today. We provide world-class refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, ICL and RLE procedures. To find out more call (302) 454-8800, or request an appointment now.

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