LASIK surgery is a laser procedure performed on the eyes used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Typically, after LASIK surgery, patients will no longer need glasses or contacts. Since LASIK surgery is operating on your eyes, it is important that you select the best LASIK doctor to perform the surgery.
In 2017, over 638,000 LASIK surgeries took places around the U.S. The estimates for 2018 indicate the number of patients who under LASIK will increase by 30,000.
One of the best ways to find the best LASIK doctor is to find someone who has done LASIK before. Next, ask your friends and family for recommendations. A first-hand account by someone who has gone through the procedure can help you decide on which is the best LASIK doctor for you.
Next, do your research. The internet provides a wealth of information, just always be aware that not everything you read on the internet is true. Use the information you collect with caution.
When looking for the best LASIK doctor consider the following:
Is the doctor licensed with the state licensing board? Can you validate their credentials online through the National Practitioner Data Bank?
Is the doctor board certified beyond the basic license to practice medicine? The doctor should have a specialty and be registered with the American Board of Ophthalmology with specific training in LASIK.
If you need more resources for locating the best LASIK doctor, then consider looking at the website for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. They both can provide a list of doctors based on a specific location you provide.
The last option is to perform an online search for the best LASIK doctors in your area and learn about the doctors from their website.
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