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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?