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10 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor Before Scheduling Surgery

If your eye doctor is recommending surgery to treat an eye disorder or correct your vision, it’s important to understand your options and the reasoning behind their recommendation.

Below we’ve listed 10 questions to ask before and after your eye appointment to make sure you’re informed and at ease before you set a date for surgery.

Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor During Your Appointment

        • How many surgeries like this one have you performed previously? What is the success rate?
        • What are the risks associated with this procedure? Benefits?
        • Are there any alternatives to this procedure? Less expensive options?
        • How can I learn more about this surgery?
        • What else do you think could be causing my symptoms?

Questions to Ask Yourself After Your Appointment

        • Did your eye doctor explain your eye condition clearly? Do you understand what will happen before, during, and after the surgery?
        • Did your eye doctor address the concerns you had? Did they put you at ease?
        • Do you trust that your eye doctor will do a good job and follow up with you after your surgery?

Download a printable list of these questions to bring with you to your appointment.

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If your eye doctor does not meet your expectations or you feel uncomfortable following through with their recommendation, always get a second opinion. All of our surgeons at Baptist Eye are experienced in what they do and will give you the truth (the whole truth) the first time around.

If you want to get a second opinion after a consultation with one of our eye surgeons, you can schedule an appointment with another doctor from our practice, but we won’t be offended if you decide to look elsewhere. We want you to be informed and comfortable when making decisions about your eye health, because your quality of life is what’s most important.

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