Our guide to finding a LASIK Surgeon
The thought of finding where to start when looking for the right LASIK surgeon can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! The internet can provide you with lots of great resources on what to expect when having LASIK eye surgery, as well as your own family and friends who might have been through the procedure before, and of course, your trusted eye doctor.
Here’s our shortlist of different ways you can carry out research to find a LASIK surgeon that’s right for your needs.
Finding the best LASIK surgeon for you
Your eye doctor – There’s no one better to start with than asking your eye doctor – the individual who understands you as a patient and whom you trust with all your eyecare needs. They will be able to provide you with comprehensive information about LASIK eye surgery, s well as a recommendation on a LASIK eye surgeon based on your specific needs. TLC San Antonio partners with several eye doctors, offering referral care to thousands of patients.
Ask a friend – Have you had a friend go through LASIK eye surgery? They’ll be able to help you understand what is involved in choosing a surgeon, as well as provide you with recommendations on a surgeon that they trust.
Medical organizations – All LASIK eye surgeons must be accredited and recognized to perform surgery. Organizations like the American Academy of Opthalmology and the American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery can provide you with a wide range of resources, so you can go into your eye surgery fully aware of everything involved.
Online reviews – The internet is a great way to find a LASIK eye surgeon as well as read reviews from other patients who have gone through the procedure. Simply tying in ‘LASIK eye surgery near me’ into the search bar should result in hundreds of reviews from patients detailing their LASIK experience. Read as many reviews as you can to get a complete understanding of the patient experience so that you can have a better idea of what to expect when you have your procedure done.
Speak with surgeons – You have done all your research and have a LASIK surgeon you would like to meet with to discuss your procedure. This is the best time to arrange a consultation to review whether you qualify for the procedure and what the next steps are in your LASIK journey. You will also be able to ask any questions, collect additional resources and book your appointment if you are ready to move ahead.
Contact TLC LASIK center- San Antonio
If you want to discuss your LASIK eye surgery or speak to a LASIK surgeon, why not book a free LASIK consultation using our online form? Once confirmed, you will be able to meet with one of our highly skilled LASIK surgeons, led by esteemed Medical Director Dr. Oday Alsheikh, MD, in person to see if you qualify for LASIK eye surgery and discuss your options in detail.