What to ask in a LASIK appointment

The easiest way to find out if you’re a good candidate is with a LASIK appointment. Simply come in, ask some straightforward questions, and I can assure you, you’ll get the clarity you’ve been hoping for

Don’t know what to ask in a LASIK appointment? Then keep reading. We’re here to help.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

In the US, 8 million people over the age of 40 have vision impairment due to an uncorrected refractive error. When you consider the entire nation’s population (not just those over the age of 40), this number is a lot higher.

Maybe you’re one of the nearsighted or farsighted people who have lived your life wearing glasses or contacts. Perhaps you’d like to be free of these vision aids. In that case, you just might be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

So, are you a candidate for LASIK?

When it comes to what to ask at a LASIK appointment, this should be the first question. If you’re not a good candidate, you’ll find out at the first appointment. Want a sneak preview? Take our one-minute online LASIK self-test.

Some conditions can make you not the ideal candidate for this surgery. Factors such as your age, as well as eye and health conditions you have, might make LASIK unsafe.

Here are a few questions you can ask your surgeon.

How much experience do you have with LASIK?

Vision care professionals often provide other services in addition to LASIK. While a surgeon might have extensive experience with cataract treatment, for example, that doesn’t mean they’re experts in LASIK. So make sure you ask your doctor how much experience they have with LASIK specifically.

Will you be performing the surgery?

In many practices, there is more than one surgeon. While they’ll all most certainly be qualified, you want to be sure of who’s performing the surgery.

Not only will you feel better knowing which surgeon will be operating on you, but you’ll also be certain of their experience. After all, just because one surgeon has 10 years of LASIK experience doesn’t mean their colleague does too.

What is the process like?

A good surgeon should be able to walk you through the entire LASIK procedure with ease and confidence. Make sure you ask questions during the explanation if you have any. This can help put your mind at ease for the surgery.

What results will I get?

Many people don’t know this, but a small minority of patients will need a second round of LASIK eye surgery to get optimal vision correction. Ask your surgeon if you’ll be in this small minority, so you know what to expect.

You should also ask about any potential side effects and how long the results from LASIK will last. This can help you manage expectations after your procedure.

Know what to ask in a LASIK appointment

Now you know what to ask in a LASIK appointment. Hopefully, this gives you more peace of mind and confidence about vision correction.

The next step is to book your LASIK appointment!

If you’re looking for a “LASIK appointment near me” and you’re in Harrisburg or Camp Hill, PA, then count on Memorial Eye Institute to help you out.

Ready for LASIK? Then book a free video appointment with us now.

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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