Tips for Researching LASIK
Looking at options for crisp, clear vision outside of wearing glasses and contacts is exciting (hooray for clear vision without barriers!), but it’s also an overload of information that can create a speed bump in your search progress. It may feel daunting when you type in “LASIK” on your search bar and are instantly greeted with hundreds of thousands of results. But don’t worry! We are here to help you with three simple tips to simplify collecting and fact-checking LASIK information so your research can be a breeze.
Research is a great first step when considering any procedure, and we encourage it for all of our prospective patients looking into laser vision correction. Having an idea of what to expect and finding questions to ask at your visit can add a great amount of confidence to your LASIK journey.
These essential tips are great to keep in mind during your online LASIK research.
Collect Valid Information
The internet is undoubtedly an excellent tool for searching for everything and anything if you know where to look. Make sure you stick to information from websites that end in “.org” or “.edu,” or sites that are specific to a certain practice when searching around for medical information. Avoid sites that have pop-ups, ask for your personal information more than once, or have an overload of sponsored content – it is often easy for credible information to become mixed in with opinion-based content. Sites like The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) and The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) are full of useful refractive surgery information.
To start your research with an idea of which procedures may be right for your eyes, we invite you to try our easy online Vision Self Test by clicking the button below:
Reviews are essential when picking the perfect place for anything! Reading what other patients have to say about a doctor, their procedure, and overall experience adds a lot to your LASIK research. Notice if a business has thoughtful, consistent, highly rated reviews and observe if there are inconsistencies or publicly upset patient reviews. That is often an indicator that the business is not patient-focused. Facebook, Google, and Yelp are all great sources for real patient reviews.
To easily view Kugler Vision’s Google reviews, or if you are already a patient and would like to leave a review yourself, click the button below:
Understand That There are Seven Different Types of Vision Correction Procedures
A lot can be discovered on the internet and it can be easy to make a self-diagnosis based on your findings. While taking a LASIK self-test is a great resource for getting an idea of your refractive surgery candidacy, it is important to keep in mind that a doctor will be able to see your eyes in-depth and understand your vision goals and needs, which can lead to the recommendation of a different vision correction procedure. There are actually seven different forms of modern vision correction, and LASIK is one of these seven. That is why it is important to go to a provider who specializes in more than one or two forms of vision correction. When evaluating a LASIK provider, ask “Do you specialize in all seven forms of vision correction?”.
To fully understand the laser vision correction procedure that is the best fit for you, it is always recommended to visit with a doctor. If you have questions regarding LASIK or would like to schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a candidate, please contact us today at 402.558.2211. We can help you achieve the clear and natural vision you deserve so you can enjoy life to the fullest without the hassles of glasses and contact lenses.
Mike Stuntz, MD is a fellow in refractive surgery at Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the tutelage of former RSA president Dr. Lance Kugler, he continues to build on a solid refractive surgery experience during his residency at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. His career was sparked during numerous hours of refractive surgery training, observing firsthand the impact on the lives of patients and their often unrestrained joy at the improvement of their vision. He is excited about providing this quality of care to a wide range of patients.