We are often asked the question by our prospective LASIK patients, “Why should we choose you over the other guys?” It’s a good question, and what follow are some good answers.
Eye Doctors of Washington isn’t just a LASIK Center. Eye Doctors of Washington boasts optometrists equipped to fit you with the best glasses or contact lenses, a pediatric and strabismus (lazy eye) specialist, and an oculoplastic surgeon! Have glaucoma? We’ve got a doc for that, too. Dr. Kang and Dr. Clinch are cornea specialists who are fellowship-trained in refractive surgery. We have various technologies and state-of-the-art equipment at our fingertips to meet most of your vision needs. If LASIK isn’t the best option for your unique eyes, we have other options that may be a better fit, like the Visian ICL, ReSTOR lens, Intacs, and PRK.
We’re a private practice and most of our doctors are partners. Corporately-owned LASIK centers are large companies that face all the pressures that big business faces during times of financial strain. Likewise, the doctors who work for these corporations are employees. You don’t want to show up at your doctor’s office to see a CLOSED sign on the door or hear that your surgeon has fallen victim to the high turnover rate that is common at these LASIK factories.
When it comes to your eyes, you want the best and the best isn’t always the cheapest. And if you need a retreatment in the next ten years, it’s done at no charge. We’re realists; we know that ocular technology is only going to improve. So we don’t want to wed you to a procedure that may be outdated in the future. For that reason, if you need a retreatment after the 10 years is up, we’ll simply charge you an upgrade fee for the newer technology. Sound fair? We think so.