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Questions to Ask Your Ophthalmologist Before Undergoing LASIK Surgery

If you are considering investing in laser vision correction surgery such as LASIK, you deserve to have the procedure performed by an experienced ophthalmologist who will guide you through the process from your initial consultation through surgery. Dr. Mark Hornfeld is an experienced LASIK surgeon and regularly teaches cutting-edge laser vision correction techniques to New York physicians. Be sure to ask your ophthalmologist these important questions before undergoing LASIK.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, you may be a good candidate for LASIK. A good surgical outcome depends on your ophthalmologist’s comprehensive evaluation of your eyes before the surgery is performed. Your eye doctor should examine your eyes, discuss your medical history, and review any risks and side effects before your LASIK surgery.

What Is Your Experience Performing LASIK?

Many ophthalmologists offer laser vision correction surgery, but not all doctors have achieved the same level of expertise. Be sure to ask your ophthalmologist about his training and experience with new LASIK technologies. An experienced surgeon should be able to provide patient testimonials from satisfied customers.

How Can I Make the Procedure More Affordable?

LASIK eye surgery is a significant financial investment. While LASIK is not typically covered by health insurance providers, your carrier may still cover part or all of the costs. Many ophthalmologists offer discounts and flexible financing options to make the procedure more affordable.

Do You Provide Post-Operative Care?

Ideally, the same doctor should handle both pre-operative and post-operative care to ensure that your eye condition is accurately tracked. Although side effects after LASIK are rare, it is always a good idea for a doctor to examine your eyes after surgery in order to address any post-op concerns.

Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for LASIK. Call the NYC Vista Laser Vision office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881 to find out how our superior customer care sets us apart from the rest. Call us today to set up your first consultation.