For many people, perfect vision is something they take for granted. Over time, a person’s visual acuity can lessen causing them to need corrective lenses such as glasses or contacts. Approximately 225 million Americans wear some form of corrective lenses (National Eye Institute, July 2012). A growing number of people are looking for alternatives to conventional corrective lenses and in many cases they turn to LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision problems.
Schooling And Beyond
LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a highly specialized surgical procedure. In order to become an ophthalmologist and be able to perform a procedure like this, a significant amount of time must be invested in schooling. Each doctor must have a good understanding of the many different parts of the eye from the cornea, retina, and beyond. Four years of college, followed by three to four years in medical school, with an emphasis on ophthalmology are required before a doctor can begin their residency. During the residency, a new doctor will assist with surgeries and eventually perform them. In many cases, ophthalmologists are medical doctors before they become eye specialists. Once the required schooling is complete, a doctor must pass national board certification before joining or starting a practice.
When searching for a LASIK surgeon, it is important to research the doctors in your area. A good candidate will not only have completed the required schooling and certification, but have several years of experience and a large number of successful surgeries. It is also recommended to do research into LASIK and other ocular surgery options to gain a basic understanding of the surgical procedure, pre- and post-operative care, risks and benefits. During the initial consultation your doctor will discuss the process in depth with you and make sure that any and all questions you have are answered in a satisfactory manner.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey have been performing Lasik eye procedures since the procedure’s conception. They were one of the first candidates chosen to test and survey the technology that helps get their vision back today. If you think you can benefit from Lasik eye surgery call Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey today. Metro Detroit Lasik center.