Lasik Eye Surgery: A Q&A On the Risks, Costs and Options
Check for licensing through the National Practitioner Data Bank or the American College of Surgeons. Both of these are good places to check the validity of surgeons' credentials, or visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology's website , and use the "Find an Eye MD" feature; specify "refractive surgery" under "specialty." Advantages of Lasik Eye Surgery According to WebMD , LASIK has many benefits, including: Around 80% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK. LASIK is associated with very little pain. Vision is corrected nearly immediately or by the day after LASIK. Usually no bandages or stitches are required after LASIK. Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision.
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Make sure you understand what your price quote includes. According to Ms. Tu's research, patients can have difficulty making apples-to-apples price comparisons, because different surgeons may include different services in their prices.
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