For many people, the hardest part about having LASIK is making the initial leap and deciding to have the surgery. And once you have done that, you face a new challenge: choosing a LASIK provider.
Choosing the right clinic will have a big impact on the service you receive and the experience you have during the surgery. Fortunately, there are many great options out there to choose from. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start.
Here are four things you should consider when choosing a LASIK provider:
Before settling on a LASIK provider, you should always consider the reputation of that provider. Of course, even the very best provider will occasionally receive a negative online review. But you should look for somewhere that seems to have a history of happy customers.
The Experience of your Surgeon
A qualified surgeon should be knowledgeable about the most up-to-date LASIK technology. Find out how long your surgeon has been performing LASIK surgeries and what their success rate is.
You should consider the price of any LASIK provider but keep in mind that you should be wary of anyone that offers “too good to be true” pricing. An experienced surgeon will not be the cheapest option.
If you are unsure of how you will pay for the surgery, you can ask the clinic if they offer financing options.
The Location of the Clinic
Where is the clinic located? Is it a convenient distance from your home? Choosing somewhere that isn’t too far away will make it easier for you to return for follow-up visits.
Ultimately, your goal in choosing a LASIK provider is to find a surgeon and clinic who will provide you with the best and safest experience possible. At the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, we use the most current technology and make it our mission to provide you with the best experience possible. Contact the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group today for a LASIK consultation with one of our doctors.