How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon | Seattle Eye & Laser Specialists

After hours and hours of research, you’re ready to schedule the consultation. You’ve finally made the decision to see a Seattle eye surgeon to find out if you’re the right candidate for LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures. We understand that it is big decision. Choosing the right LASIK eye doctor can affect your overall surgical experience, helping to improve your vision and quality of life.

So, how exactly should you go about choosing a qualified and skilled LASIK eye surgeon or LASIK eye clinic? There are many factors to consider when selecting a LASIK provider. We here at Clearview Eye & Laser have outlined key points and expert tips to look out for.

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1. Avoid bargain shopping

Coupons, special promotions or other alluring marketing tactics might seem like an attractive offer, but proceed with caution. When choosing a LASIK eye surgeon, remember that the health of your eyes is priceless. Discount LASIK eye clinics will often advertise a low initial pricing to lure in patients, excluding important additional costs. The pricing does not include post-op visits, post-op medications or enhancements in their advertisements.

Here at Clearview Eye & Laser, we are always up-front about the total cost of your laser vision correction procedures. We understand that pricing is likely a large factor for many patients, so we recommend finding a LASIK eye clinic that offers financing options. You can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HAS) to cover costs. We also offer 0% financing through CreditCare if paid in full within 12 months. To learn more about the cost of LASIK on our blog post, click here.

2. Choose a facility with the latest technologies

During your comprehensive research of LASIK eye clinics, be sure to only select a clinic that offers the latest LASIK technologies. A skilled and experienced LASIK surgeon will be up-to-date on all the latest advancements in laser vision correction. Using the latest techniques and equipment can help avoid possible risks and complications during and after the procedure.

At Clearview Eye & Laser, we offer the most advanced procedure available: Intralase LASIK or iLASIK. Utilizing the CustomVue™ LASIK treatment system, we can achieve more accurate and effective results, while reducing the risk of side effects. Our LASIK surgeons use WaveScan WaveFront™ technology to map out your unique eyes. The information is later transferred directly to the laser to precisely correct your vision.

3. Ask the right questions

During your initial LASIK consultation, be sure to carefully interview eye surgeon. Don’t be afraid to ask about their experience or qualifications. It’s important that you feel like you’re in trusted hands. To help prepare for your consultation, our team at Clearview Eye & Laser have compiled a list of the top three questions that you should ask your laser eye surgeon.

  • What is your experience?
  • How many procedures have you performed?
  • What other types of laser vision corrections do you perform?

 

Let us know if you have any questions on the LASIK procedure or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our Seattle LASIK surgeons today.


For more information on LASIK from Clearview Eye & Laser:

Bladeless Versus Traditional LASIK
Common LASIK Side Effects
Can iLASIK Fix my Astigmatism?
Recovering from iLASIK
Debunking Common iLASIK Myths
Explaining Common iLASIK Fears