Vision Correction Provider Checklist

 

The decision to have laser or surgical vision correction is an important one that you should make carefully, not quickly. Choose a practice that focuses on safety, diagnostic technology, post-operative follow-up. Obviously, the experience of the surgeon is extremely important as well. We hope you will choose Panhandle Vision Institute as your provider, but if you're shopping around, use this checklist to compare.

 

Does the surgeon perform at least 1,000 vision procedures per year?
Yes
No
Does the surgeon use an Intralase? laser to perform Intralasik?
Yes
No
Does the surgeon use FDA-approved customized lasers, such as LADARVision? CUSTOMCORNEA??
Yes
No
Does the center us wavefront analysis to take measurements of the eye pre-operatively and post-operatively?
Yes
No
Does the center have access to multiple lasers and non-laser technologies to allow the surgeon to choose the best treatment method for each patient?
Yes
No
Does the center measure the size of the patient's pupils in order to ensure the appropriate treatment zone is used to avoid post-operative side effects?
Yes
No

Does the practice test for dry eye before the procedure?

Yes
No
Does the surgeon use powderless gloves? (Many doctors do not wear gloves to save money).
Yes
No
Does the center sterilize all the instruments for each eye and use a separate blade (in traditional LASIK) for each eye? (Another cost savings step that is not as safe.)
Yes
No
Does the center take the time to explain complex issues such as monovision and presbyopia and how they will affect your vision after age 40?
Yes
No