Finding the right doctor for your LASIK procedure is a critical decision. It's essential to locate an ophthalmologist who is certified in LASIK surgery and has completed a residency in ophthalmology, with a minimum of 10,000 hours of LASIK experience. You should also feel comfortable with your doctor and have all your questions answered. When selecting a LASIK doctor, you should also consider the type of procedure you need.
For corneas with irregular or extreme shapes, the “LASIK without a scalpel” option may be recommended. Additionally, many doctors at the Woolfson Eye Institute are subspecialists who have completed fellowships and are highly trained in specific areas of eye care. It's also important to compare numbers between LASIK providers, although most doctors' offices don't make their information public. However, you can ask for information about the doctor's success rate and complication rate.
Ultimately, it's important to find a doctor who makes you feel comfortable and helps you decide which procedure is best for you and your vision needs.