What to Look for in a LASIK Surgeon

Have you ever wondered if you can have LASIK? Do you know that you are a good candidate, but aren’t sure where to go or how to proceed with LASIK? There are so many different eye doctors offering LASIK, how do you know their qualifications?

There are so many different questions to ask. If you are paralyzed in indecision over whether to have LASIK, you are not alone!

When researching where to go for LASIK, it is vital that you look specifically at the surgeon who would be doing your procedure. There are literally thousands of eye doctors who have become certified to perform LASIK, but many of them only perform the surgery occasionally. One great resource to learn about doctors is healthgrades.com where you can research their education, specialties, procedures they perform, and more.

*Did you know that in 2015 the number of LASIK procedures was estimated to be around 596,000 in the United States. This number is expected to increase to 720,000 by the year 2020. This number is roughly the size of the population of Milwaukee in 2016.

One of the great things about Milwaukee Eye Care is that we have a team of dedicated people that understand that your eyes are of the utmost importance. Dr. Peter Foote and Dr. Jason Edmonds are LASIK surgeons. Dr. Foote has been performing LASIK since it was first approved by the FDA and was performing Radial Keratotomy(RK) before that. Dr. Edmonds is a Cornea Specialist, which means he received extra training concentrated on refractive surgery and diseases and conditions that affect the cornea, the front surface of the eye.

When you meet with the surgeon or their staff members, make sure to interview them and get to know the office. If you do have LASIK, you will be entrusting those people with one of your most precious possessions – your sight!


*According to Statistica.com