LASIK at a Discount. Is it Too Good to be True?
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LASIK at a Discount. Is it Too Good to be True?

We’ve all seen the ads for discount LASIK but what’s the catch? When it comes to medical procedures, you don’t want to gamble with your health—or your eyesight. But how do you know when a good deal is for real or if it’s misleading or worse, not safe? Laser eye surgery is a serious medical procedure and in the wrong hands, could cause long-term damage.

To protect yourself and your eyes, keep these tips in mind:

  • If you come across a bargain price for LASIK, the price could be per eye and may not factor in other charges like facility fees or surgeon fees.  Make sure you know the total cost of the procedure before agreeing to anything.
  • Check their licenses and accreditations. Do a Google search to see if any negative feedback comes up about the doctor. Or go a step further and check with the American Board of Eye Surgery.
  • Find out how long the clinic and the surgeon performing your surgery has been in business and how many procedures they’ve done.
  • Ask to see testimonials or talk to previous patients.

If you have any questions about LASIK, we’re here to help. Dr. Ferguson has performed over 71,000 total ophthalmic procedures, making his experience second to none. Commonwealth Eye Surgery can also provide you with actual data based on the surgical outcomes from our own patients. These are not statements crafted by marketing experts, but simply the facts based on our own historical surgical data. In addition, we have developed a LASIK Support Group consisting of our patients who have undergone the procedure and are willing to discuss their experience with you from a patient’s perspective. They are not employees and receive no remuneration for their kind, voluntary efforts to educate patients and dispel unnecessary concerns.

No matter where you go for LASIK, make sure they are open and willing to provide you with testimonials and answer all of your questions. After all, you have to live with the outcome for the rest of your life.