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Best Lasik Doctors

Certification by USAEyes is one of a number of factors to consider when seeking the best available Lasik Surgeon

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Not every Lasik surgeon has been certified by USAEyes.  

One of the Best

Doctors certified by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (USAEyes) not only must pass initial assessment, but also continue to be periodically evaluated and recertified. You can be confident that a USAEyes Certified Lasik Doctor is one of the best refractive surgeons available.

A Difficult and Ongoing Evaluation Process

It is not easy to become a USAEyes certified surgeon - fewer than 250 doctors nationwide have attained and maintain USAEyes certification. A doctor seeking certification must submit to close scrutiny. It is not any easier remaining a USAEyes certified Lasik doctor either. After initial certification, the surgeon is re-evaluated every three months. Learn about the certification process.

Under A Microscope

With the acceptance of a doctor's application, USAEyes verifies the doctors credentials including personal history, professional history, license to practice, hospital privileges, US Drug Enforcement Administration certification, specialty board certification, residency completion, schooling, malpractice insurance claims history, National Physician Database history, Federation of State Medical Boards disciplinary history, sanctions against licensure, Medicaid sanctions, Medicare sanctions, professional references, and more. Any patient complaints submitted to USAEyes's are evaluated and considered.

Must Have Satisfactory Performance History

If the doctor's credentials are satisfactory, the unique USAEyes Competence Opinion Relative to Expectation (CORE) survey is distributed to prior patients. The survey results must be within the 90th percentile of the surgeon's peers, and key questions must have at least a 90% neutral to positive response. Only after all these requirements have been met can a doctor become a certified.

USAEyes recognizes the validity of other certification organizations. If a doctor has been evaluated and certified by the International Society for Refractive Surgery's GLORY program or is Lasik certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery, CRSQA accepts these certifications as evidence of proficiency and does not require the initial outcomes data evaluation, however quarterly and regular evaluations are unchanged.

Certification May Be Withdrawn

In the event a USAEyes certified Lasik doctor is found to be providing unsatisfactory refractive surgery outcomes or otherwise falls outside of required standards, the doctor will have certification withdrawn (after due process, of course).

Certified - Not Perfect

There is no such thing as a perfect surgeon, perfect surgery, or even the perfect patient. The very best Lasik doctors will have undesired outcomes. Even mediocre Lasik doctors are likely to get it right most of the time. There are no guarantees in surgery, but USAEyes certification is an important indication of the quality of a potential doctor, in addition to other Lasik doctor certifications.

Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?

If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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