How To Choose The Laser Eye Surgery Clinic That’s Right For You
Having Laser Eye Surgery is a big decision, but once you’ve decided to go for it, choosing the right clinic is crucial.
Your eyesight is arguably your most precious sense, so if you are going to trust someone to perform Laser Eye Surgery, you need to be sure you choose the right clinic.
So how do you choose the right Laser Eye Surgery clinic? Here are some of the most important factors to consider before you commit:
RecommendationsForget the marketing hype, the best way to find out what a clinic is really like is from someone who’s been treated there. Most of us know someone who’s had Laser Eye Surgery, so ask around your friends, on social media or check out recommendation sites such as TrustPilot. There are also many celebrities who’ve had treatment, so if there are any that you respect, read what they had to say about the clinic they chose.
Laser Eye Surgery costThe cost of treatment is a major factor, but be aware – more often than not, you get what you pay for. Be wary of bargain providers that offer cut-price deals. Remember, many top clinics often offer interest free payment options to make treatment more affordable, so there’s no need to compromise on quality.
Track recordLook at the clinic’s history, where they are based, how long they have been performing Laser Eye Surgery, who is running the company and who the surgeons are. Some high street Laser Eye Surgery chains are run by businessmen, and they have many surgeons with different levels of experience and expertise. Smaller independent clinics tend to be run by the surgeons who carry out the treatments, and they are usually at the top of their profession, making the standard of treatment consistently higher.
OutcomesOnce you’ve narrowed down your options, find out what their success rates are, but be careful. You need to read the small-print as the advertised success rates can sometimes be misleading. Check the number of patients the figures are based on and whether the figures have been independently verified or published in peer-reviewed literature. Sometimes certain types of treatment and patients with certain prescription levels are excluded from the figures, so make sure your prescription is within the parameters of the published success rates.
AftercareMake sure that the clinic you chose is committed to looking after you throughout your Laser Eye Surgery AND afterwards – check what their aftercare programme includes.
Finally, the only way to be sure truly whether the Laser Eye Surgery clinic you chose is really right for you is to experience it. Book a consultation at London Vision Clinic and see the difference for yourself.