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How To Find A Lasik Surgeon

By Edited Jun 10, 2014 0 0

If you have decided it you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery and are interested in having this surgery performed on you then it is important that you find a surgeon who is right for you. In matters dealing with your health, and shooting laser beams into your eyes, it is very important that you do plenty of research before making your final decision. The utmost importance must be taken when you are trying to find a LASIK surgeon.

There are a few things you should consider before making this decision. The first is if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. There are a few things to take into account, such as the condition of your eyes and your health. If you have common symptoms such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism then you may be a good candidate for LASIK. You also must not have any diseases that may interfere with the procedure. Diseases like diabetes or a healing disorder are not recommended. It is also important that your eyes have stopped growing and that you have a stable prescription.

If you are completely willing to go through the risks and costs, and you feel you may be a good candidate then the first thing you should do is see your optometrist. He or she will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for LASIK and they will also be able to give recommendations on the surgeon whom should perform the delicate surgery. Another idea is to contact an out of state surgeon familiar with this procedure whom you may be friends or simply and acquaintance with. Ask for recommendations on a local surgeon.

To test the recommended surgeon you can ask him or her many questions to discover if they are right for you. These include how many times they have performed the surgery, where and how they got their training, what they do to prepare for the surgery, and how long they have been performing this operation. You can also look up their qualifications. State licensing boards can validate if a surgeon has their credentials, you can also look up a surgeons credentials online on a website such as the National Practitioner Data Bank. You can ask if the surgeon has a board certificate. You could also ask if he is a member of the ACS, American College of Surgeons. They are a group that upholds ethical standards of conduct.

The surgeon you pick for such an important surgery should be a careful choice that isn't decided on quickly.

Consult with your optometrist before making any major decisions.
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