Eyes are one of the most important sensory organs that helps us see this beautiful world. It is also one of the most delicate parts of the body. Hence even a small error can cause irreversible damage. It is important to choose the right eye hospital and eye surgeon to minimize the possibility of error and have a successful surgery.
In this blog, we will share 12 important tips that will help you in choosing the right hospital and eye surgeon for your eye correction surgery.
Top 12 Tips to Choose Right Eye Hospital and Eye Surgeon
Below mentioned are the 12 important parameters that you should keep in mind before finalizing the right eye surgeon and hospital.
Long Term LASIK Fellowship Training
LASIK corrective eye surgery is performed on people with unclear vision who need to wear spectacles or contact lens to see clearly. Since this is a surgery that’s performed on eyes that are considered one of the most delicate parts of a human body, you need a doctor who has a rich experience of 2 years or more from internationally reputed centers along with certified fellowship training for LASIK. Hence when you go to a clinic, don’t forget to ask the doctor about his training credentials.
Most doctors have the basic license to practice ophthalmology but it is also important that the doctors practicing LASIK have a certification that specializes in the front portion of the eye that’s called the cornea. A cornea certified doctor who has credentials of LASIK fellowship can perform eye surgery with utmost precision and safety. Also in case of any post LASIK issues, these certified doctors are the best to take care of it.
Scientific Credentials and Hospital Accredited
An ideal LASIK surgeon should be updated with the latest advancements of technology in the field of eye surgery like LASIK, Relex SMILE, etc. The doctor should have an international reputation with credentials of research work published in leading journals and must be credible enough to have spoken on the topic of LAISK and Relex SMILE in medical institutions and to fellow colleagues.
Experience plays a very important role when it comes to choosing an eye doctor. The eye is the most delicate body part, it needs high precision that comes with years of hands-on experience. Hence the ideal doctor should have at least 10-15 years of experience and must have performed at least 10,000 LASIK surgeries.
Although you are looking for an eye surgeon, you don’t want a doctor who specializes only in a specific type of eye correction surgery. Not every patient needs a LASIK, hence the doctor should be versatile enough to understand the need of the patient and perform the best-suited surgery which could be LASIK, Relex SMILE, LASEK, epi-LASIK, PRK, Femto LASIK, etc.
When choosing a hospital, it is important to know if it has the latest technologies that the medical field has to offer. In general, the latest technology tends to be the most precise, least painful, and has a fast recovery time. The center should have excimer laser and femtosecond laser which are used to perform LASIK, Femto LASIK and ReLex Smile laser vision corrections. Currently, Carl Zeiss VISUMAX lasers are one of the best lasers that perform the latest technique like bladeless, flapless, all-laser SMILE techniques.
The clinic should have a state of the art facility with the great ambiance that’s clean and hygienic with all the facilities available. Do not choose a compromised clinic that’s not hygienic and lacks facilities. Remember, it’s your eyes and it important you give it the best treatment available.
You must have seen a lot of advertisements in newspapers, TV radio, and even social media where the hospitals share their offerings. While advertisements could help you understand the facilities and pricing offered by the hospital, it is still important to physically visit the hospital to understand the reality and if there are any hidden terms and conditions involved.
Any institute is known for its reputation that it has accumulated over a period of time. Hence it is important to choose a hospital that has a great reputation in the area, city, or even the state. A reputed hospital means you can be sure about the services and the pedigree of the doctors.
Word of mouth is one of the most reliable marketing available to the patients. Hence you should speak to your regular eye care practitioner about the best hospital and doctor available in your area. In case you know a good doctor who is unfortunately not in your area or city, call him/her up and ask for a recommendation. They would very likely know a reputable doctor and hospital in your area.
In today’s digital world, understanding the quality of a business or hospital is just one click away. So you must spend some time on the internet searching for hospitals and doctors who have great reviews on Google, Facebook, and medical websites like Practo, etc. You should also be sure of checking not just the rating of the clinic but also the volume of the customers who have given a rating. So a hospital that has hundreds of ratings on the internet is better than a hospital that has just a couple of high ratings.
Raise Your Insurance Concerns
If you have health insurance and have doubts regarding the coverage of eye correction surgery under it, raise the concern with the doctor during your appointment. An ideal hospital for you would be the one that has the facility of accepting your health insurance policy.
So to conclude, it is important that you look for the hospital that has the latest medical technologies, state of the art facility that has the highest level of hygiene. The operating doctor should have rich experience in eye correction surgeries along with global certification and fellowship. If you are looking for further assistance or guidance regarding eye correction surgery, call us at (+91) 992 299 5549. You can also fill your details in the form below and one of our representatives will get in touch with you.