Houston LASIK Surgeon Shares Recommendations for Getting the Best Results

Top Quote LASIK Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas shared recommendations on important steps patients considering LASIK should take in order to get the best possible results. End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) May 16, 2013 - "If you are seeking the best real estate everyone knows it's about "location-location-location. When it comes to laser eye surgery, it's about results-results-results!," commented Dr Milstein "To help you get the best LASIK results there are some guidelines one can follow along the way."

    Make Sure That You Are a Good Candidate
    "There is simply no way to find out if you are a good LASIK candidate-or a good candidate for any type of laser eye surgery-without having a thorough eye exam and consultation that includes very specific measurements of the shape and thickness of your cornea as well a critical evaluation of the health of your tears," noted Dr. Milstein. "You cannot tell if you are a good candidate from a phone call or knowing your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. We always ask that patients come in for a consultation-which allows them to meet the surgeon in order to feel comfortable."

    Choose the Right LASIK Surgeon
    "Especially in the greater Houston area-there are many qualified LASIK surgeons. But if you take the time to investigate and ask around, you will find those that have experience measured in tens of years of performing LASIK for literally thousands of patients. These LASIK surgeons have long term experience with selecting the right patients, choosing the right types of treatments, answering preoperative questions, managing intraoperative challenges and of course working the patient through the post operative course to success and satisfaction," explained Dr. Milstein. "It is critically important that your surgeon have not only the experience, but the empathy to gain your trust. Achieving the results you are looking for depends on their experience but also their ability to help you set realistic expectations."

    Set Realistic Expectations
    "Today we routinely use both the traditional microkeratome as well as the advanced technology of bladeless LASIK for most patients and so patients should expect to see quite well in terms of vision correction. But to really be happy with the results of their LASIK, we want to walk patients through an in depth discussion of how they expect LASIK to help them. Specifically we want to know about their personal goals in terms of occupation or in the workplace, for recreational activities and sports or perhaps simply to make their day more convenient-but we want to know what they expect. This gives us something to set as a goal beyond simply their visual acuity," explained Dr. Milstein. "Setting mutually agreed upon goals and expectations is really the ultimate way to get the best results for patients and drives overall patient satisfaction."

    "At the end of the day getting the best results from LASIK means you need to be a good candidate, choose the right LASIK surgeon and have realistic expectations," summarized Dr. Milstein. "In our current economic climate, the challenge we have is doing this for patients each and every day with an eye on value-doing it all at affordable fees that can give them the opportunity to have LASIK within their budget. We believe we can do this for all but a very few who seek our counsel."

    The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.

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    For additional information, contact:

    Amy Trittel, The Eye Clinic of Texas, 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas 77550, atrittel ( @ ) ecot dot com, 1-800-423-3937

    SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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