Can I talk to a patient who has had Laser Eye Surgery?
It doesn’t matter how many people have had Laser Eye Surgery in the past, there’s always new questions being asked:
“Can I do a presentation straight after the surgery?”
“What happens if I get cramp during the procedure?”
“I know I’m not supposed to wear perfume on the day, but what about Chanel?”
Sometimes they can be answered with a simple yes or no, other times they require a little more explaining. But a lot of the time they can’t be resolved by either.
As Laser Eye Surgery is strange and unfamiliar and unlike anything most people have ever experienced, it’s natural to be apprehensive about it. And often what this apprehension needs is not more statistics and more data, but rather a few words of reassurance from someone who can share the concern.
Surgeons and clinical staff may be the experts with decades of experience dealing with such queries, but who better to talk to than someone who was not long ago in the exact same position as you?
Such people have had the same doubts and questions, went through the same process of research and consultations, and have undergone the same treatment you’re thinking about having.
If you’re serious about having Laser Eye Surgery, all good clinics will be more than happy to match you up with someone of a similar age and prescription to you. You’ll then be able to arrange to have an informal chat about their experience and settle any doubts or quandaries you may have.
Talking directly with someone who’s had Laser Eye Surgery is invaluable; reviews and testimonials are great but they have their limitations such as in communicating feelings and emotion. However, they certainly have their place — particularly in collating the experiences of the masses and offering an overall fair and accurate assessment of a service.
Google reviews, independent sites like Trustpilot, and the clinic’s own collection of patient testimonials are great places to find out what patients think as individuals and as a whole, to ultimately give you the confidence you need to choose a Laser Eye Surgery clinic.
We’re a big fan of independent review sites — especially Trustpilot — as they have strict measures in place to ensure every review by someone who claims to be a customer is legitimate. Such systems like Trustpilot’s ‘verified order’ mark help guarantee writers of reviews are not paid or endorsed by companies to push their own agenda.
As usual, the best method is to not put all your eggs in one basket but spread them out between a few. Talk to the surgeons and the experts, read the testimonials of past patients, and if you still feel you need to, talk to someone who’s experienced Laser Eye Surgery themselves. This way you’ll gain a well-rounded view of the experience and be fully prepared to take the next step in your own journey.
If you’d like to find out more about the experiences of past patients, or book a consultation at London Vision Clinic, leave us a comment or give us a call us on 020 7224 1005.