How to Pick the Right LASIK Surgeon for You

LASIK eye surgery is a popular vision correction procedure that aims to correct your refractive error and reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, finding the right surgeon to perform your LASIK is crucial for getting the best results. 

Keep reading to learn more about LASIK, including how to pick the right LASIK surgeon for you! 

What is LASIK?

LASIK, which is short for Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis, is a type of refractive eye surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea and improve vision. It can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

The procedure takes only about ten to fifteen minutes per eye and can allow you to experience greater visual freedom after complete healing. During the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will create a thin flap on the front of your cornea with a laser.

Then, they will use another laser to reshape the inner layers of your cornea to correct your vision. After replacing the flap for healing, the procedure will be complete.

How Do I Pick a LASIK Surgeon

The first step to getting LASIK is to find an experienced and highly trusted LASIK surgeon. When researching surgeons, there are a few key factors to consider:


Look for an experienced refractive surgeon who has performed many LASIK procedures. This extensive experience leads to better surgical skills and, thus, LASIK outcomes. 

A more experienced LASIK surgeon has likely also performed complicated cases and knows advanced techniques, making the procedure more likely to be safe and successful.


It’s often recommended to read online reviews to get feedback from real patients. You might also want to ask any LASIK surgeons that you are considering to provide any patient testimonials for you to review.

Positive reviews that consistently praise a LASIK surgeon’s bedside manner, results, and follow-up care are good signs. 

Board Certification  

It is important to choose a LASIK surgeon who is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. This certification indicates that the LASIK surgeon has had rigorous training and demonstrates expertise in this medical field. 


Established LASIK surgeons invest in advanced laser technologies and use the latest diagnostic equipment. These technologies provide more precise measurements and surgery tailored to each eye’s unique imperfections. 

Ask which technology the LASIK surgeon uses to show they are keeping up with innovations in the field.

How Do I Know if LASIK is Right For Me?

The first step to determining if LASIK may be right for you is to schedule a consultation with a LASIK surgeon at Berg Feinfield Vision Correction. During this appointment, they will conduct tests to determine if your eyes are healthy enough for surgery and if LASIK can achieve your desired results.

Ideal candidates have healthy eyes with stable vision prescriptions. You will also need to be within an acceptable age range and have corneas that are thick enough for the procedure.

By selecting an experienced, reputable LASIK surgeon with certifications and advanced technology, and ensuring you are a good candidate, you can feel confident you are getting the safest, most effective LASIK surgery possible.

Do you want to learn more about LASIK or determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Berg Feinfield in Burbank, CA, today!