LASIK Questions By William Goldstein on December 08, 2014

LASIK Questions to ask your surgeon

The decision to have a surgical procedure is not to be taken lightly. If you are planning on having  LASIK surgery in Detroit, you need to make sure you have access to the right doctors. Before you make your decision about your LASIK surgeon in Detroit here are some lasik questions you need to ask them.

  • Qualifications

Your first question should be about their qualifications. Ask about where they obtained their medical degree from and where they completed their residency. Also ask them about their specialized training. Any hesitation on the part of the surgeons to reveal their qualifications is a major concern. Most surgeons keep their degrees and certificates displayed in their office. This helps alleviate any fear the patients might have about the surgeons’ qualifications.

  • Experience

Always ask potential surgeons about their experience in performing LASIK surgery. Competent and confident surgeons won’t hesitate to offer you a figure or to talk about their surgical experiences. Ideally the LASIK surgery number should be large enough for you to feel comfortable.

  • Potential risks and recovery time

Ask about the results you can expect from your LASIK surgery. Don’t hesitate to ask about the risks involved in the surgery. Also ask about your recovery time and any special care you would need to take. This will help you understand if you need to make any lifestyle changes or change your work/home routines during your recovery time.

  • Enhancement surgery

Ask about enhancement surgery procedures offered by your LASIK eye surgeon in Detroit. Credible surgeons don’t charge any fee for enhancement for a year or two and even later the fee would be quite nominal. Some offer a lifetime of free enhancement. It is different for each surgeon and facility, but be wary of surgeons charging high fee for enhancement.

  • Am I a Candidate for surgery

Ask your doctor what makes you the ideal candidate for LASIK. LASIK eye surgery is not for everyone. Make sure that your surgeon is credible enough to not perform the surgery on you for mere financial reasons.

  • References

Ask your potential surgeons to give you references of their past LASIK patients. Competent surgeons won’t hesitate to put you in touch with their patients. They understand the anxiety of the patients when it comes to surgeries especially one that involves the eyes.

  • Technology used

Don’t hesitate to ask your potential LASIK surgeons in Detroit about what laser technology they intend to perform the LASIK surgery and if they own or lease the equipments needed for the surgery.

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