If you’re considering LASIK as a means of improving your eyesight, you’ll want to begin by scheduling a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a reputable LASIK surgeon. During this consultation, you can take the time to ask some important questions while also determining whether or not you are a viable candidate for the procedure.
As a means of preparing for your consultation, there are a few key questions you may want to write down so you remember to ask them at your appointment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
One of the most important questions to ask, aside from whether or not LASIK is right for you, is to see what kinds of results you might expect through LASIK. Each patient is different, and 20/20 eyesight in both eyes is not a guarantee of all LASIK patients. Some conditions may be dramatically improved to a much more manageable level, so be sure to find out what is reasonable to expect.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
You’ll also want to get a better idea of what to expect from the recovery process so you can plan accordingly. In most cases, your surgeon will recommend resting for at least 24 hours after the procedure; this means you may need to take time off work and/or make accommodations in other areas of your life. As part of your recovery, you may also need to come in for a follow-up appointment with your surgeon.
What Potential Side Effects Could Occur?
LASIK side effects are rare, but you should be aware of them before you commit to the procedure. In general, side effects are temporary and may include glare, difficulty with night vision, and dry eyes. Your surgeon may be able to give you a better idea as to which side effects may occur in your unique circumstances and how long they may last before resolving themselves.
What is Your Experience With LASIK?
Of course, before you decide to have LASIK done, be sure you’re choosing the right surgeon to trust with your eyes and vision. Specifically, you should find out not only how long the surgeon has been performing LASIK procedures, but how many he or she has performed as well.
At Maida CustomVision at Florida Eye Specialists, we have performed more than 24,000 LASIK procedures and are the region’s leading team of LASIK physicians. In our no-obligation, free consultation, we will walk you through all these questions, as well as answer any other questions you have about the procedure.
To find out more about LASIK or to request your free consultation with our experienced LASIK surgeons, be sure to contact our team at Maida CustomVision at Florida Eye Specialists.