You have likely struggled with your eye sight for the majority, if not all, of your life. You may have an eye doctor that you trust, or you may float from doctor to doctor, depending on which store has the best deal on corrective lenses. Either way, you are now considering Lasik eye surgery and are looking for the best surgery center to fit your needs. This is one of those things that need a little more research than who appeared first in your google search. Therefore, you may be wondering how to choose the right Lasik surgery center to fit your needs.
Ask for Recommendations for Lasik Surgery Centers
This is always the first point of action when making any type of decision. Whether you have a trusted eye doctor who you know will give you solid advice, or friends and family members who have recently considered or even had Lasik eye surgery, there should always be people on which you can depend to provide you with trusted recommendations. Your circle of influence has your best interests at heart and will give you an honest, truthful review of their experiences.
Conduct Third Party Research
Once you have a list of recommendations, it is time to go to Google. Start looking into the doctors whose names you have received. Look at how they are rated in their field. Find out if they have any negative press, pending malpractice issues, or negative reviews online. Doctors, whether it be for Lasik eye surgery or any other type of medical issues, are always rated and have a typically larger online presence than other professions, especially from people who have utilized their services. Stay away from doctors who have a large percentage of negative reviews, especially if they relate to their bedside manners or their overall practice habits. As an added precaution and due diligence piece, research the entire Lasik surgery center to make sure you are comfortable with any and all of the doctors associated with the practice and the facility.
Interview the Staff and Doctors at the Lasik Surgery Center
Finally, choose one or two Lasik surgery centers with whom your research makes you feel most comfortable, and interview them. Set up a preliminary fact finding appointment to see the facility and interview the staff. Understand that many of the area Lasik surgery centers are also practicing optometrists that treat all types of eye issues, from annual check-ups to cataracts, to Lasik eye surgery and more. Therefore, it is important to take note of the entire practice and learn the doctor’s specialties. Prepare your questions in advance and do not be afraid to ask to see where surgery takes place and meet those involved with the process. Upon leaving your fact-finding appointment, you should feel comfortable with the process, the facility, and the Lasik eye surgeon. If you are not 100% comfortable, keep searching to find the best Lasik eye surgery center for you and your needs.
If you are considering Lasik eye surgery and looking for a team of doctors that will work with you, explain the process, and help you feel 100% comfortable, contact Rittenhouse Eye Associates at (215) 525-6821.