LASIK eye surgery is the most common refractive surgery performed today, and choosing a qualified LASIK surgeon plays an essential role in achieving successful results.
Top Charleston ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon Dr. Kerry Solomon offers the following guidelines to help you select the best surgeon for your procedure.
First and foremost, your LASIK surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Board certification means the surgeon has completed the rigorous training necessary to perform eye surgery, including how to prevent and handle risks and complications. Certification also means that your surgeon has met the ABO’s standards in education (e.g., graduating from an accredited medical school), experience, safety and ethics.
You can verify that your surgeon is certified by searching their name on the ABO’s website.
Your LASIK surgeon should have years of experience — you do not want to be one of your surgeon’s first LASIK patients. Experience means that your surgeon has refined their surgical skill and technique to produce successful results. Be sure to ask your potential surgeon about the number of years they have been practicing and the number of LASIK surgeries they have performed.
Technology and Equipment
Up-to-date and advanced laser technology is a trademark of a great LASIK surgeon. LASIK surgery is always evolving and improving, and the latest technology offers more precise treatment, less risk of complications, and visual outcomes superior to those produced by earlier technology.
Finally, your surgeon should be highly regarded by both their peers and patients. Is your surgeon considered to be an industry leader? Does he/she train other surgeons or get invited to lecture on the industry’s latest practices? These are just some of the questions you should ask when selecting your surgeon.
Patient testimonials are an excellent way to get a candid perspective of your surgeon and his or her staff. Are they known to be compassionate, friendly and approachable? Both surgeon and staff should have a reputation for professionalism, positive communication and patient-focused care. Read patient reviews and testimonials from credible sources like HealthGrades and Google My Business.
Meet Dr. Kerry Solomon
A top ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon, Dr. Solomon is the preferred choice for patients in Charleston and the surrounding areas. Here are a few reasons why:
Industry leader: Dr. Solomon performed South Carolina’s first LASIK and iLASIK procedures. He also served as the 2016 President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and regularly trains other surgeons on the latest practices in refractive surgery.
Experience: Dr. Solomon has over 20 years of experience performing LASIK and other refractive surgeries.
Technology: Dr. Solomon is committed to using only the latest technology. In fact, he was the first surgeon in the U.S. to offer topography-guided LASIK and one of the first to use the 500 series Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser.
Award-winning: Dr. Solomon is regularly voted one of the “Top Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery,” and “Best Doctors in America.” He also received the prestigious Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2005.
Patient Reviews and Referrals: A large number of Dr. Solomon’s LASIK patients are referrals from previous patients who were happy with their results. Read about patient success stories and reviews here.
If you are considering LASIK surgery, we encourage you to read more about Dr. Solomon’s credentials and qualifications. To schedule a free consultation, please contact our Charleston office by calling (843) 881-3937 or emailing us today.