Selecting Your Surgeon For Your Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

A concerned potential patient recently posted on Lasik Eye’s forum: What if something goes wrong? What if it does more harm than good? How am I even supposed to begin to select the right surgeon for me? After all, this is an elective procedure, if I do go through with it, how can I be sure that the benefits will outweigh the costs?

They have every right to express their concerns – they are perfectly legitimate! Selecting a surgeon can be stressful!

It’s especially difficult if you don’t know where to begin.

What Are The Major Concerns Of Patients Before They Decide To Have Laser Eye Surgery?

Some major concerns are long-term side effects such as dry eyes and light sensitivity. While there are always risks associated with any procedure, these risks are greatly diminished through the election of a well-qualified surgeon.

For starters, make sure that your eye care professionals are with you every step of the way. Choosing to have surgery should not be a spontaneous decision, rather it should be a well thought out process. Meaning that your eye care professionals should first have a consultation with you to even see if you qualify, and then move on to answer all of your questions.

Make Sure That Your Surgeon Meets Some Basic Qualifications

For starters, they should be A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons/Ophthalmologists. They should also have specialty fellowship training in corneal surgery. I know, this seems like an obvious necessity, but it is not always the case in clinics that offer the procedure. Furthermore, they should have fellowship sub-specialty training in refractive Laser Eye Surgery. They should also be on the General Medical Council’s Special Register.

Making Your Final Decision

When you begin the exhaustive process of making a decision and finding the right fit for you, regardless of whether you decide to go with London Vision Clinic’s services or not, please feel free to refer to this helpful checklist on our website:

Remember, the objective is to better your quality of life with clearer vision, not to compromise your vision. The most important factor for us at London Vision Clinic is that you are satisfied with both your decision and the results.