Choosing a LASEK surgeon is one of the most important decisions to make once you have decided to have LASEK surgery. But how do you know who the best person is for such a task? When choosing a LASEK surgeon, consider the following key factors:
- Surgeon’s experience and qualifications
- Patient reviews
- Number of surgeries performed
Credentials – One should make sure that their LASEK surgeon is board certified, meaning that an entity recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties has certified the surgeon to practice their specialty. Also, make sure that the surgeon is licensed in the state they are performing the procedure.
Technology – Understanding the type of technology that a surgeon uses is another important factor to consider. There are several different technologies that LASEK surgeons may use and there are many differences that contribute to precision and results achieved. For example, some surgeons may still use a microkeratome blade to create the corneal flap during LASEK surgery whereas many surgeons now use an all laser approach to laser vision correction. Other surgeons may offer more advanced technology such as customized LASEK which provides a more individualized correction and more accurate result.
Patient Reviews – Reviews from patients who have previously had LASEK performed by the surgeon you are researching can give great insight as to what you can expect. Knowing that the majority of the surgeon’s patients are satisfied with their experience and would recommend the surgeon can be helpful toward feeling more comfortable.
Number of Surgeries Performed – Making sure that the surgeon you choose to perform your laser eye surgery has adequate experience is very important. The more surgeries a LASEK doctor has performed, the more time they have had to perfect their skills.
Choosing the right LASEK surgeon is very important and should be researched carefully. During a LASEK consultation at BoozmanHof in Rogers, you will be able to openly discuss these topics with Dr. Cole who can answer all your LASEK questions and concerns. Call 800-428-3937 or visit boozmanhof.com to schedule your appointment today.