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LASIK: The End-all, Be-all?

Residents of Corona, Riverside, the Inland Empire, and Orange County who are considering eye corrective surgery often seek out an eye doctor who performs LASIK surgery. Makes sense, right? Not all the time. LASIK is a popular procedure and many people use the term to encompass all corrective surgeries. But, in fact, not everyone who suffers from vision problems that receives or wishes to receive surgery are the best candidates for LASIK. Sometimes the best solution is a multifocal lens implant. Other times, PRK or even LASEK may be preferable to LASIK.

The most important part of your eye corrective surgery is before it ever happens. Patients need to talk to a doctor who can understand their needs, goals, and medical history and make a consensual and informed decision about the type of surgery best suited for the individual. All corrective eye surgery options need to be discussed before surgery as a part of the informed consent process. Patients should be well educated on their condition and what each type of surgery will accomplish.

In order to make the best decision for your eyes, you should visit a doctor who is knowledgeable about and able to perform all the options. Think of it this way… if you went to a Toyota dealership to buy a car, which kind of car do you think you would buy? The only kind available.

LASIK is a wonderful option for eye corrective surgery. But it is not the end-all, be-all. You need to visit a surgeon who has all the knowledge and resources available to do LASIK, as well as other types of eye surgery if needed. TriCounty Eye Institute is an AAA HC Certified practice comprised of industry specialists who are happy to discuss eye corrective surgery options with you.

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