How to Choose a Laser Vision Correction Surgeon
Submitted by Dr. Vincent Basilice on September 29, 2018
Working with a qualified surgeon for your laser vision correction procedure is the best thing you can do to ensure successful results. But with so many surgeons out there, you may be asking yourself, “How do I choose the right surgeon?” To help you with your selection, the experienced team at TOC Eye would like to share the following guidelines to keep in mind.
First and foremost, your surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Board certification ensures that your ophthalmologist earned their medical degree from an accredited school and completed specialized surgical training. Board certified ophthalmologists have also completed extensive examinations on their surgical knowledge; regularly take continuing educational courses; and undergo ongoing training to stay up to date with the latest advances in ophthalmology.
Choosing a surgeon with years of experience performing the procedure of your choice, whether it’s LASIK/LASEK or cataract surgery, maximizes your chances of a successful outcome. The key is to choose a surgeon with a proven track record but who is also well-trained on how to handle complications, in the rare case that one occurs. At TOC Eye, our surgeons perform thousands of successful LASIK/LASEK and cataract surgeries each year.
Before making a final decision, take the time to read what former patients have to say about the surgeon. Not only can patient testimonials provide insight on the surgeon’s surgical expertise, but they also can give you a good perspective on the surgeon and their staff’s demeanor. From the receptionist to the surgeon, a vision practice’s staff should be professional, friendly and communicative.
Last but definitely not least, you should work with a surgeon that invests in only the most advanced laser technology and equipment. Doing so increases your chances of a successful visual outcome and minimizes your risk of a complication associated with older technologies and equipment.
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At TOC Eye, our board certified eye surgeons have helped hundreds of laser vision correction patients achieve clear vision. They are also highly trained in the treatment of various eye conditions, including macular degeneration and glaucoma. To learn more about how our trusted eye surgeons can help you obtain clear vision and optimal eye health, please contact one of our Long Island offices at 631-751-2020 today.