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Finding the Right Doctor
Only ophthalmologists (Eye MDs) are permitted to perform LASIK. Ask your eye doctor or optometrist for a referral to an ophthalmologist who performs LASIK.
You can find a surgeon through the American Academy of Ophthalmology website (www.aao.org) which will provide you with a list of members who perform LASIK. Ninety-five percent of all ophthalmologists (Eye MDs) are Academy members.
Discount Lasik Centers Closing
Laserview of CNY, comprised of local doctors, has served this community for over 19 years and has a strong commitment to providing the highest quality LASIK surgery. The surgeons at Laserview are very disappointed that any laser center providing LASIK surgery would unilaterally leave the community without providing appropriate followup for their patients or even notification that they are leaving. We are available to help any patient with their follow-up or answer any questions about their laser procedure. We are committed to making sure that any patient who had or wants LASIK in our community receive the best care which they deserve.
We have the latest technology with an excellent standard of care.
Laserview - Doctors you know and can trust.
Isn't all laser vision correction the same?
No. Many discount LASIK centers want you to believe that LASIK should be purchased like a commodity and that the surgeon’s experience, availability, local reputation, lasers, diagnostic technology and follow up care do not matter. Laser vision correction is the first step in your medical eye care for the rest of your life! You should make your decision to have laser vision correction carefully, not quickly. And, not because the advertised price seems lower!
We encourage you to sign up for a free screening at one of our doctor’s practices. The more you know about our doctors and LaserView, the more confident you will feel about choosing us.
Our surgeons not only have local practices, they also have excellent long standing community reputations based on the quality of their care. LaserView surgeons are involved in every step of your journey through laser correction surgery, from in-depth discussions during your consultations to the procedure and post-op care. This includes a call the night of surgery and easy availability at any time after surgery. Although LASIK is a very safe procedure, there are some risks involved with any surgery and in the event of a complication you will need to be closely watched by your surgeon.
Years after surgery, treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts may be influenced by the outcome of the initial laser procedure, so it is essential to have a doctor who is familiar with your medical history.
LaserView surgeons will continue to serve this area for many years and provide eye care exclusively in this area. This is not true of the itinerant surgeons found in discount centers, who live elsewhere and delegate much of their exam and follow up care to non-physicians.
Ask your surgeon the following questions:
- Where do you practice ophthalmology? Are you a local surgeon?
- Would you be available if I have a complication?
- How long have you been doing LASIK surgery?
- How much experience do you have with LASIK procedures?
- How do you define success? What’s your success rate? What is the chance for me (with my correction to achieve 20/20?
- How many of your patients achieve 20/20 or 20/40 vision? How many patients return for enhancements? Are these enhancements included in the fee I pay?
- What’s involved in after-surgery care?
- Will you handle all my care from pre-op through the surgery through my post-op care? Or am I going to be delegated to a non physician.
- What about risks and possible complications? Would you take care of my eyes if I have any complications?
We invite you to ask these questions during a free, no-obligation pre-screening appointment. Click here for more information.