CHOOSING A LASIK PROVIDER AND LASIK SURGEON 

 

At Crown Laser Center we want you to make an informed decision about which St. Louis LASIK Provider will perform your LASIK surgery.  Having accurate and detailed information regarding the surgeon and facility will help you feel more confident in your decision.   

Find a Good LASIK Surgeon and Practice

When looking for a LASIK Surgeon and LASIK Practice, look for the following:

  • Licensing
  • Board Certification
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Membership
  • Referrals
  • Reputable/Well-Known Company
  • Procedures Performed
  • Low Complication Rates 

 

Not sure what questions to ask, let us help you.  Here are some questions to ask your LASIK surgeon and practice:

  1. What kind of laser do you use?
  2. How often is your laser calibrated?
    (The Laser should be recalibrated at least every 4th use)
  3. How is the flap created?
  4. What financing options do you offer? Can I Use my Flex Spending or cafeteria plan to pay for LASIK?
  5. Are pre and post-op visits included in the cost?
  6. How many post op-visits are included in the cost?
  7. Are additional post op visits for emergencies free?
  8. How many LASIK procedures have you performed?
  9. Is  the equipment use state-of-the-art?
  10. Do you offer a lifetime assurance or guarantee plan?
  11. What kind of results can I expect from LASIK?
  12. What kind of results have past patients had?
  13. Do you have patient testimonials available?
  14. What is your background and training experience?
  15. How long have you been performing LASIK?
  16. Do you offer Custom LASIK?

 

Criteria about Crown Laser Center in St. Louis, MO:

Criteria

Crown Laser Center

Experience

Experience

How many laser eye surgeries have the surgeons performed?

12,000

Have the surgeons done an additional formal one to two-year-long post residency training at an accredited university with training in laser vision correction?

YES

Have the surgeons done research in the field of refractive surgery?

YES

Are the surgeon’s members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery?

YES

Are the surgeons board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology?

YES

Precision

Precisions

Do the doctors perform full eye examinations including a dilated eye exam?

YES

Is Wavefront Analysis performed?

YES

Does the center have in-house specialists who are experienced in the field of laser eye surgery?

YES

Do the doctors at the center provide complete information to you and give complete answers to all of your questions regarding laser eye surgery?

YES

Does the doctor require the patient to not wear contact lenses for a period of time before the examination that determines final treatment calculations?

YES

Does the doctor measure the thickness of the cornea prior to making a recommendation?

YES

Will the doctor approve a patient for surgery even if he/she feels the patient is not a 100% candidate?

NO

Do the surgeons have low complication rates?

YES

Do you calibrate your laser regularly?

YES

Technology

Technology

Is the facility a state licensed surgery center?

YES

Does the doctor have laser “eye tracking” technology to ensure the patient’s safety when (not “if”) the eye moves during the procedure?

YES

Does the center offer the newest technology, Bladeless LASIK?

YES

Convenience

Convenience

Does the center have flexible hours, including evenings and Saturday hours?

YES

Does the center offer a Lifetime Assurance/Guarantee plan (AKA Lifetime touch-ups)?

YES

Are pre and post-op appointments included?

YES

Affordability

Affordability

Does the center offer various financing options, including interest-free financing?

YES

Does the center offer discount to members of select insurance plans?

YES

Does the center allow you to use Flex Spending, Health Spending Accounts, Cafeteria Plans, etc?

YES

Does the center provide affordable pricing with the highest quality of care?

YES

 

 

WHY WAIT? GET STARTED TODAY!

Crown Laser Center • 12601 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63141 • 314-428-0110