You’re excited. You’ve finally decided to take a major step in improving your vision for years to come, and have scheduled a consultation with a LASIK provider. You’re optimistic, even taking for granted the fact that your LASIK surgery will soon be scheduled, completed, and you will be on your way to a speedy recovery and a lifetime of better vision.
Then your LASIK consultation takes an unexpected, unfortunate turn…you find out you are not an ideal candidate for LASIK. All of a sudden, the clear vision you had for the future is put on hold and you wonder, “What is my next move going to be?” Maybe your heart skips a beat and you get that sinking feeling in your stomach, feeling that something very important to you has just been snatched away.
This happens more often than most individuals anticipate, and when it happens to you it can be a shock to your system. However, just because one LASIK provider tells you that you cannot (or should not) have the surgery, doesn’t mean that your vision correction dream has to go down the drain. In fact, at Woolfson Eye Institute, we frequently treat patients who have been told by other LASIK or vision correction surgeons that they should not move forward with their procedure.
One of the most common reasons other LASIK providers tell patients they cannot have LASIK is due to thin or irregular corneas that may be susceptible to weakening after LASIK. Keratoconus is an eye disorder in which the structure of the cornea is weak, resulting in a cornea that becomes misshapen. Patients who are suspicious for or susceptible to developing a similar problem are not good candidates for LASIK.
If you’ve been told you cannot have LASIK due to the shape or thickness of your corneas, we often have other options for vision improvement. Just contact us here to schedule a consultation.
Why seeing Woolfson Eye Institute for a 2nd opinion on LASIK is a good idea
Simply put, we are the Southeast’s leader in vision correction surgery. Dr. Woolfson, the founder and medical director of Woolfson Eye Institute, has performed over 80,000 LASIK procedures, making him a vision correction pioneer. In fact, over 300 doctors have chosen Woolfson Eye Institute for their very own LASIK surgery.
In addition to being well-regarded amongst his peers, Dr. Woolfson has served as national proctor, providing education and training to more than 100 LASIK surgeons in North America. He has also been chosen by several laser manufacturers to participate in FDA studies as a clinical investigator for laser eye surgery equipment.
If you are in the Southeast, and you are considering LASIK surgery, it would be a mistake not to trust a leader in the industry, and seek a consult with a team member from Woolfson Eye Institute.
Come see us for a 2nd opinion and to discuss your options
Come to us for a 2nd opinion, learn about other vision correction options, and let us tell you about our Lifetime Assurance Plan.
At Woolfson Eye Institute, we offer a Lifetime Assurance Plan to track our patients through the healing process and provide fine tuning, if needed, to help you maintain the level of vision you need. Along with this long-term assurance of retreatment, we provide free follow up for your first year of post-op care to assure that the healing process is on track.
If you are interested in a 2nd opinion on LASIK surgery, as well as other vision correction procedures that may be available to you, give us a call today or find the location nearest you and contact us.