About Eye Care Specialists - Marion
Eye Care Specialists is a full-service ophthalmology practice with locations in Cape Girardeau, MO, Marion and Carbondale, IL, and Poplar Bluff and Piedmont, MO. Eye Care Specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional eye care and offers a range of services, including LASIK eye surgery. When it comes to choosing a LASIK surgeon, Eye Care Specialists recommends doing your research to ensure that you are in the hands of an experienced and skilled professional.
One important factor to consider is the surgeon's years of experience. Eye Care Specialists advises patients to inquire about the surgeon's individual experience, not just the practice as a whole. Dr. Shawn Parker, the LASIK surgeon at Eye Care Specialists, has been performing LASIK for many years and is involved in every step of the process, from the initial consultation to the post-operative care. Dr. Parker is a sub-specialist with additional specialized skill in refractive surgery and detecting corneal conditions.
Another important consideration is the number of procedures the surgeon has performed. Eye Care Specialists emphasizes that patients should ask about the surgeon's individual procedure count, not just the practice's overall count. Dr. Parker has performed a significant number of procedures and has an excellent track record of patient satisfaction. Additionally, Dr. Parker's lead technician, Lori, has worked with him since his very first procedure, ensuring a high level of continuity and expertise.
Surgical outcomes are also an important factor to consider when choosing a LASIK surgeon. While LASIK does not guarantee 20/20 vision, patients should inquire about the surgeon's outcomes and success rates. Dr. Parker uses the most advanced LASIK technology with the iLASIK procedure, which has earned FDA approval to correct a broad range of vision imperfections. Dr. Parker is very conservative in transitioning to new procedures, extensively reviewing clinical trials and patient satisfaction prior to implementation.
Eye Care Specialists also advises patients to ask about the surgeon's retreatment rate. While LASIK is a safe and effective procedure, some patients may require a retreatment to achieve optimal results. Dr. Parker's retreatment rate is low, indicating a high level of accuracy and precision in his surgeries.
Eye Care Specialists is committed to providing exceptional eye care and ensuring that patients have all the information they need to make an informed decision about LASIK surgery. Patients can feel confident in choosing Eye Care Specialists for their LASIK needs.
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