Are you thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery in Charlotte, NC? Not sure how to determine what practice to go to or how to find the best LASIK surgeon? At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we recommend you consider the following factors about your surgeon before deciding where to have your LASIK eye surgery.

  • Initial Consultation. Your LASIK surgeon should conduct your consultation. Only a LASIK surgeon is qualified to properly evaluate your eyes for surgery. During your consultation, ask the eye doctor if they will be doing your surgery. Just because they are wearing scrubs or a lab coat does not make them a surgeon.
  • Experience Matters. You should understand how long your surgeon has been doing LASIK and more importantly how consistently they perform procedures.
  • Training. Make sure your surgeon is board-certified. You can look this up on Healthgrades. It is also ideal if your LASIK surgeon is a cornea specialist, as LASIK is a surgery on the cornea, the clear front window of your eye.
  • Bedside Manner. This is a person you are entrusting with your vision, so it’s important that you feel comfortable with them and not pressured or rushed.

LASIK is a surgical procedure done on the cornea of the eye only performed by ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologists have received a medical degree (MD), which provides them the training needed to perform the surgery. For this reason, it’s important that your surgeon is a cornea specialist, having completed a cornea fellowship which is an additional year of training. At Providence Eye, our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Nunnery and Dr. Mozayeni, are both fellowship-trained cornea specialists and some of the few cornea specialists performing and specializing in LASIK eye surgery in Charlotte, NC.

The Best LASIK Surgeons Don’t Perform LASIK on Everyone

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times – make sure you meet your LASIK surgeon during your initial consultation. Why? Believe it or not, not everyone is a candidate for LASIK. It is critically important that your surgeon understand the health of your eye to ensure you are a good candidate for LASIK, as well as understand your lifestyle and how you use your vision. With this information, the surgeon can make a recommendation specific to you and your eyes, not the person who sat in the chair before you.

Don’t just ask your doctor how many procedures he or she has performed. Ask them how many people they turn away. This may sound like a weird question, but it’s important to know that your surgeon only does surgery on people who are qualified LASIK candidates. Again, not everyone is eligible for LASIK. At Providence Eye, you’re in good hands. We believe in being the best, not the busiest, so we will never perform surgery on someone who is not an ideal candidate.

Enjoy the Best LASIK in Charlotte at Providence Eye

Thousands of people undergo LASIK every year and love the results. At Providence Eye, our patients not only love their LASIK results, but they also enjoy their LASIK surgery experience. From your first call to schedule a consultation, to your post-op appointments, you will never be treated as a number, but rather a member of our family. We take pride in the fact that we have the most experienced LASIK eye surgeons in Charlotte, NC.

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Our office may be based in Charlotte, but we have patients come from all over because of our great reputation, experience, expertise, and outstanding patient care. In Charlotte, our patients come from all over including Dilworth, Myers Park, Plaza Midwood, Uptown Charlotte, South Park, Ballantyne, Huntersville, Mooresville, Concord, Matthews, Pineville and Monroe. We also have many patients who come from Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Asheville, West Virginia, New York and even the Virgin Islands!

As you research the best LASIK in Charlotte, NC we urge you to do your homework and make the right decision for your eyes.

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