Simplifying LASIK Basics – Part 4: Trusting Your Doctor

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Although relatively simple, LASIK is surgery. So like any medical procedure, finding a reputable, skilled surgeon you can trust is important to your outcome. Dr. Labor, our doctors, and staff all work to earn the trust of our Dallas/Fort Worth patients by taking the time to understand their overall health, particular condition, and only provide what is truly needed. In this 4th Simplifying LASIK series blog, here are some things we would encourage our patients to consider related to the issue of trust.

How Can I Trust My Doctor? The best way to judge, of course, is face to face. Certainly, you want to learn about the doctor’s credentials and expertise beforehand. And there’s no substitute for word of mouth, so ask around. If you set an appointment, it’s not uncommon to be seen first by a staff Optometrist, and later by your surgeon. Were you given the proper time and attention? Did you feel that the doctor has your best interest at heart? In addition, did you feel like he or she was honest about recommending only what you really needed? Use your best judgment, and, as always, don’t hesitate to ask questions.

How Can I Trust The Price? The best rule of thumb is usually the old rule of thumb – you get what you pay for. At Eye Consultants of Texas, our pricing is in line with the high quality expertise and care we provide, competitive with the most reputable practices, and we quote you an accurate, realistic price up front. A word about unbelievably low, wow pricing: If the price in a LASIK ad seems too good to be true, you may want to grab your glasses and read the fine print. The price may only apply to a very small percentage of patients. Naturally, you deserve to get the most for your money. But LASIK is an investment in your precious eyesight, and, if performed properly by the right surgeon, it can pay dividends for many years to come.

Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is an internationally respected LASIK specialist who has earned the trust of numerous patients across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. If you’d like to know more about LASIK at Eye Consultants of Texas, please call our office in Grapevine at 877-516-4364.

This blog is a broad overview of LASIK surgery for general informational purposes only. In no way is it intended as actual medical advice. Safety and results are assessed and apply to each specific patient. Always seek a medical or eye care professional for advisement based on your individual health and specific eye care needs.