Vision Correction Provider Checklist

The decision to have laser or surgical vision correction is an important one that you should make carefully, not quickly. Choose a practice that focuses on safety, diagnostic technology, post-operative follow-up. Obviously, the experience of the surgeon is extremely important as well. We hope you will choose Asheville Eye Associates as your provider, but if you’re shopping around, use this checklist to compare.

  • Has the surgeon performed at least 1,000 vision correction procedures?

Yes No
  • Does the surgeon use FDA-approved customized lasers, such as VISX STAR S4™?
Yes No
  • Does the center use wavefront analysis to take measurements of the eye   pre-operatively and post-operatively?

Yes No
  • Does the center use a Pentacam to screen for an abnormal cornea prior to the procedure?

Yes No
  • Does the practice test for dry eye before the procedure?

Yes No
  • Does the surgeon use powderless gloves? (Many doctors do not wear gloves to save money).

Yes No
  • Does the center sterilize all the instruments for your surgery?

Yes No
  • Does the center take the time to explain complex issues such as monovision and presbyopia and how they will affect your vision after age 40?

Yes No
  • Does the surgeon recommend some patients not to have laser vision correction?

Yes No