Millions of people consider LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision problems, but a much smaller percentage actually schedule time with a surgeon to see if they are strong candidates for the procedure. If you’ve considered having LASIK, but just can’t seem to make up your mind, here are a few tips that might help you:
1. Do your research –
There is a wealth of information available online about LASIK, but you need to be sure you’re using credible sources to gather the facts. Reputable organizations like the American Refractive Surgery Council and the American Academy of Ophthalmology can provide great information to help you decide whether LASIK is right for you. You can also check out the websites of reputable ophthalmology practices near you, many of which have a LASIK self evaluation you can take to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Finally, ask friends and neighbors who have had LASIK about their experiences.
2. Review pricing options –
LASIK prices can vary from practice to practice. You should spend some time comparing prices to see what fits your budget. You may also want to research financing options and special offers that may be available to you. Tax refunds and/or flex spending accounts can be great ways to pay for LASIK.
3. Learn about the doctor –
When talking with a LASIK surgeon, it is a good idea to ask about their education, experience, and what to expect during the procedure. The surgeon will probably also have questions for you. These questions will help determine if the LASIK procedure will be safe, have long-lasting results, and be able to fulfill your expectations. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get all the answers you need to make the right decision for you.
4. Know the risks –
In most cases the benefits of LASIK far outweigh the minimal risks, but it’s still important to know what risks you may face during laser surgery. Be sure to address all your concerns so you walk away feeling secure in your knowledge of the procedure and what you can expect.
Once you’ve done your research, met with the doctor, and weighed all the pros and cons, you will be armed with the right information to make a good decision. If you’re ready to learn more about LASIK surgery at Woolfson Eye Institute, you can schedule a FREE consult today.