One of the most impactful surgeries a person can have is laser vision correction. LASIK and PRK are common laser vision correction surgeries that correct vision using targeted lasers. At InVision Eye Care Specialists, we prefer PRK to LASIK because we believe it carries fewer risks. However, both procedures can be safe and effective ways to help a person who has astigmatism or is nearsighted or farsighted.
If you have decided that LASIK or PRK is right for you, the next step is to find a LASIK/PRK surgeon. Here, the knowledgeable laser vision correction specialists at InVision Eye Care Specialists in Lakewood, NJ discuss what to look for when choosing a LASIK/PRK surgeon.
Education and Training
If you are going to have laser eye surgery, the person you select should be a licensed board-certified ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is someone who is qualified to provide surgical eye care. You can ask the doctor about their education and training during your initial consultation. You may also be able to find additional information through the state licensing board as well as the American Board of Ophthalmology.
When you are choosing a LASIK/PRK surgeon, it is important that you find someone who specializes in LASIK/PRK surgery. Ask the doctor about their experience performing laser surgery. You may want to ask how often they perform the surgery and how many surgeries they perform every year.
When it comes to laser vision correction, technology matters. Ask about the technology that will be used to perform the surgery. The technology should have a history of being safe and effective. Ask why the technology is the best option for your vision correction surgery.
For most patients, location does matter when it comes to choosing a LASIK/PRK surgeon. You will most likely want a surgeon who is within driving distance. This makes it easier to schedule appointments and to get home on the day of surgery.
You should ask the surgeon about their success rate and overall patient satisfaction. Check out online reviews about the surgeon and ask friends and family for referrals as well. The more you learn about the surgeon, the more comfortable you will be in your decision-making.
You should look for a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable. Pay attention to how the surgeon and their staff treat you. Do they answer your questions? Do they respond in a timely manner? Do you feel confident in the treatment that they provide? Ultimately, the choice of a LASIK/PRK surgeon is up to you.
Contact InVision Eye Care Specialists Today
The doctors at InVision Eye Care Specialists are experts in laser vision correction surgery. Contact InVision Eye Care Specialists in Lakewood, NJ today to schedule a laser vision correction consultation. Patients in Ocean County and Monmouth County, New Jersey can schedule a consultation by calling (732) 607-8515.