Thinking about having LASIK surgery? During your consultation, ask the LASIK surgeon these 5 questions to help you make the right decision for you.
If the answer to this is no, then it is really in your best interest to start over and find another LASIK surgeon. It is critically important to be evaluated by the surgeon who will be performing the surgery. Additionally, as the patient, you want to feel really good about the person who will be operating on your eyes, and the only way you can do that is by meeting them prior to your surgery day.
LASIK surgery is surgery on your cornea. Ophthalmologists who become cornea specialists do an extra year of training focusing exclusively on the cornea. This provides them with a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that gives them additional insight when evaluating patients for LASIK surgery.
This can be a tricky question. Most LASIK surgeons do not want to reveal how many procedures they do exactly, which is fair.
If the answer you hear is a blade then you should move on. Blade LASIK was abandoned in 2000 with the release of the IntraLase femtosecond laser. Technological advancements continued and in 2010 the Wavelight FS200 was released to replace the IntraLase. The FS200 femtosecond laser brought improved speed, precision and predictability to LASIK surgery.
This question is obviously a very subjective question. You can ask ophthalmic technicians questions about post-operative care, medications, contacts lens wear prior to surgery, restrictions after surgery etc. Take advantage of this quality time with your LASIK surgeon.
Rarely will you have an opportunity to have a surgeon answer in their own words what makes them an excellent surgeon. Their answer will likely give you insight as to what type of person and what type of surgeon they are. It is this dialogue that will enable you to listen to your heart and your gut and make a decision that feels really great to you!
After you have satisfactory answers to the above questions, read online reviews, and done your research then you are ready to have LASIK surgery.
If you are ready to take the first step and have a complimentary LASIK consultation with our LASIK surgeon, Dr. Mozayeni, contact us and get ready to see more and live better.