Are you considering LASIK eye surgery to correct your vision? Before you start to make plans, it pays to arrange for an examination with a LASIK surgeon. During the exam, feel free to ask any questions that come to mind. Here are a few examples of frequently asked questions.
How Much Experience Do You Have?
Eye surgery of any kind is a serious commitment. You want to feel comfortable that the surgeon is up to the task. Rest assured that most surgeons are happy to go over their training and their experience with past patients. By the time this question is answered, you’ll feel more comfortable with the whole idea.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
Not everyone is eligible for this type of surgery. Complications from chronic conditions, certain types of eye problems, and other factors can make this approach too risky for patients and surgeons alike. If your LASIK surgeon believes that a current issue would disqualify you at present, remember you can always seek another consultation after that health problem is resolved or at least better controlled.
Will I Feel Anything?
There’s a good chance you will feel some minor discomfort during the procedure. As the LASIK surgeon will explain, the recuperative period may also involve some discomfort. For many patients, there is very little pain during or after. The discomfort may be a slight ache, some degree of stinging, or discomfort that feels a little like eyestrain. There are ways to ease the discomfort during your recuperative period.
There are other questions that may come to your mind as the examination proceeds. Feel free to ask the surgeon anything. Assuming you are a candidate for the procedure, you’ll receive a list of instructions that help you prepare in advance for your recovery. Once the healing is complete, you’ll be surprised at how much the procedure improves your vision.