Top 5 Things to Consider Before Having LASIK

By , November 29th, 2017

Tips for Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon

With so many LASIK surgeons in the Denver area, it can be hard to land on the right one for you. Here at ICON Eyecare, we believe in doing the research before taking the leap. In the spirit of knowledge, we pulled together a list of tips that will help you narrow down your search for the right LASIK surgeon.

1. EXPERIENCE.

Don’t be anyone’s guinea pig.

Your prospective LASIK surgeon should not only talk the talk, but should also walk the walk. In this instance, we mean your LASIK surgeon should have the experience to backup their claims. Our surgeons have performed hundreds of thousands of LASIK and refractive surgeries. Make sure that if your prospective LASIK surgeon is claiming to be the “best LASIK surgeon in Denver,” they have the numbers to back it up!

2. GLOWING REVIEWS.

Don’t take our word for it.

It’s one thing to have the numbers. But were the patients happy with their experience? Be sure to read reviews of the practices and doctors you intend on going to. People just like you have had LASIK before, and many are eager to tell their story. So, listen! The reviews don’t lie. Be wary of any LASIK surgeon that has a ton of 1 and 2-star reviews.

3. AVOID OVER-PROMISERS.

If they say “perfect,” walk the other way.

While LASIK surgery is exceedingly safe and effective, and we do our due diligence to determine if LASIK may be right for you, no LASIK surgeon (or any human in the world) can predict your outcomes with 100% accuracy. Anyone who insinuates that this is possible is not being honest. It is best to avoid practices that promise you the moon. Choose a practice that is willing to set realistic expectations from the beginning.

4. AVOID EXTREMELY LOW PRICES.

Don’t get caught by their bait (and switch).

The practice and LASIK surgeon you choose should not offer crazy low prices on LASIK surgery. Why? Because it simply isn’t possible to have a high quality procedure for around $250 an eye. So, if it seems too good to be true. It probably is. Many people choose these options thinking they will save money, but are then hit with costs that continue to add up. Not to mention, you get what you pay for. Surgeons willing to perform LASIK for extremely low prices to get people through the door may be inexperienced, may cut corners on technology and may not offer adequate postoperative care imperative to optimal results.

5. TRUST YOUR GUT.

You should be treated like the VIP you are from start to finish.

While there is no tangible value to this, it is always important to trust your gut and go with a surgeon that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Your vision is important, so you should only put it in the hands of someone you trust. Here at ICON Eyecare, your comfort and safety always come first. Our main goal is to provide care that exceeds your expectations and the results to show for it.

Still wondering what makes a LASIK surgeon great? Come see for yourself at ICON Eyecare. To schedule your Denver LASIK consultation, call us or schedule an appointment online!

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