Questions for Your Refractive Surgeon

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Refractive Surgery and other LASIK topics.

What questions should I ask my refractive surgeon?

Questions for Your Refractive Surgeon

Refractive surgery is a permanent process that could affect your sight for the rest of your life. It's a good idea to consult with more than one surgeon or clinic before making a final decision. Questions to ask your refractive surgeon include:

-- How many surgeries of this type have you performed?

-- What laser will be used for my surgery? Is it FDA-approved for this procedure?

-- Who will be responsible for my preoperative and postoperative care?

-- Will I need glasses after my treatment?

-- What percentage of your patients achieve vision of 20/40 or better after surgery?

-- What percentage of your patients have required followup enhancement surgery?

-- What do you charge for enhancement surgery?

-- What tests will you perform before the surgery? (The surgeon should test for corneal thickness and dry eye, at a minimum.)

-- What certifications do you hold that apply to this surgery?



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this LASIK Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
George Sayour