How to choose an ophthalmology clinic can be a complicated issue. In general, most people choose to seek the opinions of patients who have undergone surgery. Especially if they are family members or someone they know who has had eye surgery in recent years.
Some of the criteria we should take into consideration when choosing an ophthalmology clinic are: the surgeon’s experience, the technology used by the clinic, the results they guarantee and the quality of the information they provide.
You may have noticed that I have not mentioned the price of the treatment. As ophthalmologists we think that in health matters, price is not always the most important thing. Think about it, if you had to rule out a treatment for one reason only, would you do it for price, service or quality?
Experience of the ophthalmology clinic surgeon
Since we are going to put our health in the surgeon’s hands, this is one of the most important aspects. Before making a decision it is good to know the experience of the surgeon and the professionals of the ophthalmology clinic. Nowadays technology solves a good part of the treatment, there are more and more computer-controlled processes. However, only the best can decide on the right treatment and take care of what can go wrong.
Often, and naturally, the most experienced surgeons are the ones who make the best decisions about the most appropriate treatment. They are also the ones who receive the least pressure from the company to perform operations. In our clinics the person in charge of Refractive Surgery is the medical director, Dr. Juan Luis G. Madrona.
Finally, it is recommended to choose a surgeon who transmits confidence so that you can face the operation with peace of mind. A surgeon who knows how to explain clearly what your problem is and what solutions he proposes to improve your quality of life.
Ophthalmology clinic technology
The Vistaláser ophthalmology clinics in Málaga, Marbella and Granada are equipped with the most advanced technology. This allows us to work with greater guarantees and greater safety for the patient. We can also offer any treatment to correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia and cataract.
In refractive surgery we can perform conventional treatments such as LASIK or PRK, as well as advanced treatments using Femtosecond Laser. In cataract and presbyopia surgery we can implant premium intraocular lenses that allow you to see well at all distances. We have also recently incorporated the use of femtosecond laser to cataract surgery to achieve the best possible result.
Choosing an ophthalmology clinic that is capable of performing all treatments is very important. For Vistalaser it means a strong investment in technology but this allows us to offer the best treatment for each patient. In other medical centers, for example, if they do not have femtosecond laser, they will offer you an alternative treatment that may not be the most appropriate or the best for your eyes.
The results and the quality of the information
The eye clinic where we are going to have surgery should be one where the staff and surgeons are honest. A clinic where there are no problems to talk about the risks of the operation and the expected results.
If possible, choose an ophthalmology clinic where you are given guarantees. At Vistalaser, for example, we offer lifetime guarantees on laser eye surgery for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, and a refractive commitment on cataract surgeries.
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