5 Questions to ask ANY LASIK Surgeon to Sound like an Insider

1) How often will you perform postoperative examinations?

Here at Laser Eye Institute, we make sure to see you for postoperative follow-up examinations at least at 1 or 3 days (depending on the procedure), 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. Beyond that, we see you as often as we need to, just to make sure that your vision is 20/happy—and that’s so much better than 20/20!

 2) Do my occupation, leisure activities, or hobbies impact what procedure I can get?

Your job and the activities your do for fun are important to us. We not only want to make sure that you can get back to your hobbies and work as quickly as possible, but that the procedure we select fits with your lifestyle. Someone who kickboxes regularly might need a different procedure than someone who knits, or a game hunter. We tailor your treatment to your customized needs.

3) Do you use wavefront guided technology? What do you use it for?

Absolutely! We’re proud of our technology, and we were early-adopters of wavefront guided technology. Dr. Haddad has been using this technology to provide customized treatments that are unique to each patient’s eyes, since its development—with wavefront guided technology since 2003, and iris registration since 2005.

4) Will you provide contacts for me to wear to simulate monovision prior to surgery?

Monovision is a great option for patients whose eyes don’t focus the way they used to—maybe your distance vision is better than it used to be, but your arms just aren’t long enough to read from your phone, or a dinner menu. With monovision, we allow for one eye to have better distance vision and the other better near vision—this lets you have uninterrupted near and far vision.

If you’re a good candidate for monovision, we make sure that you get an opportunity to try it out in real life during all your normal activities. We’ll give you a set of trial lenses that will simulate the effects of the laser vision correction for a week or two. That’s usually long enough for you to determine whether you like the way monovision feels. Of course, trial lenses are never as precise as laser vision correction—but we’ll be happy to give you more details!

5) Does my general medical and medication history have any bearing on my candidacy for refractive surgery?

Absolutely. When you call to schedule your consultation, one of the questions you’ll be asked inquires about your medical history. This is because certain medical conditions will make you ineligible for laser vision correction. Some others won’t disqualify you, but they may change our approach to your eyes. We treat everyone as an individual, and we want to look at the whole picture that leads to a healthy, happy you—with much better vision.

More information on this particular topic can be found in some of our FAQ posts. But, as always, the bestway to learn more about our technology and see what makes us so special is to stop in for a consultation.

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Amanda helps patients improve their lives through the power of LASIK. A patient coordinator at Laser Eye Institute, Amanda assists patients through every step in their start-to-vision journey.