My story is on this website for three reasons:
I was not properly screened. There are at least three tests that could have potentially ruled me out as a LASIK candidate:
LASIK is a highly profitable procedure. A former employee of a LASIK doctor claims that the general cost for a LASIK procedure is about $600 per patient. There is nothing wrong with making money. But doctor’s are not giving patients all of the facts because they want the money to keep flowing. Educating patients about all of the potential risks will decrease their patient volume.
I honestly cannot say I wouldn’t have had the surgery if my doctor had disclosed all of the risks. But I would have given it more thought knowing all of the facts. Your doctor is required to give you ALL of the facts. This is called Informed Consent.
Arm yourself with the facts. Demand the proper screening prior to having the LASIK procedure.
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