Choosing a LASIK Surgeon
With so many LASIK surgeons in the Jacksonville area, it can be difficult to know how to choose the right one for you and your needs. Choosing a LASIK surgeon can be difficult. Choosing the right LASIK surgeon can make a significant difference in the ultimate quality of your vision. If you are considering LASIK surgery, consider the following:
Experience: Experience is the key to a safe and successful LASIK surgery. Don’t feel shy about asking your potential surgeon how many times they’ve performed LASIK.
Board Certification: When a doctor is board certified, it means they have completed extensive relevant residency programs and passed a series of rigorous examinations set down by the board in question. Board certified doctors also must work to maintain their certification which means they’re up to date on the latest in techniques and technology.
Comfort Level: Your consultation with your prospective LASIK surgeon is important because it’s an excellent chance for you to get to know the doctor a little better. While the doctor’s experience and skill are the crucial factors, it’s also important that you feel comfortable with the LASIK surgeon and their staff.
Personal involvement: Your LASIK surgeon should be involved in your eye care before, during and after your procedure. This means that they should participate in your evaluation and post-operative care, not just the surgery itself.
Price: Cost should not be a factor when it comes to your vision. Beware of doctors offering bargain basement discounts and deals. While expense may be a real concern for you, good financing options are almost always available.
Satisfaction Records: Good LASIK surgeons are proud of their work, and satisfied patients are excited about the impact that improved vision has had on their lives. Ask your prospective surgeon if you can talk to other patients who have undergone LASIK surgery.
Understanding: Your LASIK surgeon should understand your personal goals, be willing to thoroughly answer all your questions, and address all your concerns. A caring surgeon should explain the procedure, what kind of results you can expect and what you must do after surgery to ensure proper healing.
Dr. Bowden would be happy to use his personal years of experience as a LASIK surgeon to explain the procedure to you and walk you through what you can expect. If you’re looking for a skilled, experienced LASIK surgeon in Jacksonville, contact Bowden Eye & Associates at (904) 296-0098 or bowdeneye.com to schedule a consultation.