LASIK is a laser vision surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. When considering LASIK surgery, finding a trusted, highly trained LASIK surgeon will be your primary goal. When looking for a qualified eye doctor to help improve your vision and walk you through the process of LASIK surgery, you will want to learn about the doctor’s credentials. To begin your search, you may ask, “What is a LASIK doctor called?”
LASIK doctors are eye doctors known as ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician who is either a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). These doctors specialize in both the medical and surgical care of the eyes as well as the diagnosing, prevention and treatment of eye diseases and eye trauma. Board certified ophthalmologists are required to complete 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 1 year of internship training, and a minimum of 3 years of supervised training in an accredited ophthalmology residency program which allows them to concentrate their efforts in medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care. Vision correcting surgery is one of these subspecialties. In addition to total eye care, ophthalmologists can perform LASIK as well as refractive lens exchange, corneal implants and cataract surgery.
Trusted LASIK surgeons should first and foremost be board-certified ophthalmologists. When selecting a LASIK surgeon, you should also consider the following: check online for referrals, review the surgeon’s credentials, visit the doctor’s office in person and be sure you feel confident and comfortable after asking all your questions. The right surgeon will take the time to detail and assure you of your questions and concerns.
At Inland Eye Institute, the right ophthalmologist for your LASIK procedure will provide you with the following: we will evaluate your vision properly and accurately to be sure you are a good candidate for LASIK, provide realistic goals and expectations of the procedure, give honest feedback regarding the risks and side effects of LASIK, perform LASIK with the highest level of care using the latest FDA-approved technology and equipment, and ensure you receive the very best of care from pre to post operative care. To find out if LASIK is right for you, schedule a consultation with our team at 909-937-9230 or schedule your preferred day and time here.