LASIK Surgery Reviews
If you are selecting an ophthalmologist for LASIK surgery based on Internet reviews, consider that these online reviews are usually anonymous and difficult to verify. When making important decisions about your eye care, there are better ways to find doctors who are trained to deliver the best care.
Elmquist Eye Group has served families in Southwest Florida for more than two decades. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, Kate Wagner, OD, his partner, and Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, his associates, provide a complete range of services, including comprehensive eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions, as well as refractive cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, glaucoma laser surgery, eyelid surgery, and a wide range of other procedures.
Our team takes great pride in providing patients with personalized care, and skillfully diagnoses and treats eye conditions that affect everyone from children to seniors.
Reviews Can Be Misleading
Most patients are not doctors. They may not actually know if the treatment they received was appropriate. Bad reviews are sometimes given because a doctor gave sound medical advice that the patient did not agree with.
Other reviews focus on issues such waiting times for appointments or unfriendly office staff, rather than on the doctor’s skills, training and expertise.
Good reviews can also be purchased. People all over the world are paid to write fake reviews for doctors they have never seen in countries where they have never been.
Information You Can Trust
To really know whether a LASIK surgeon is a good fit for you takes time and research. Here are some reliable places to start.
American Board of Ophthalmology: The American Board of Ophthalmology certifies doctors and surgeons who have the knowledge, experience and skills to provide comprehensive eye care services, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery.
Dr. Trevor Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown are experienced eye surgeons who are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. You can verify your eye doctor’s board certification here.
America’s Top Doctors: Castle Connolly’s guide, America’s Top Doctors, identifies the nation’s best doctors in every part of the country and in every medical specialty. Doctors are nominated by their peers and put through a rigorous evaluation by a physician-led research team that delves into training, experience, and even disciplinary or malpractice actions to help you find the care you need and deserve. Doctors cannot pay to be listed.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is listed as one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology. The outstanding doctors like Dr. Elmquist who have been selected by Castle Connolly represent the top 1% of doctors in the nation.
Angie’s List: A highly respected and trustworthy review site is Angie’s List. Ratings cannot be submitted anonymously, and members are held accountable for the accuracy of their reviews. Elmquist Eye Group has been listed at Angie’s List since 2008, has maintained an “A” rating, and has repeatedly earned their coveted Super Service Award. We are one of few Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to perform well enough to earn this Award.
Instead of relying on Internet reviews when you are interested in LASIK surgery, use reliable resources to find surgeons who are qualified to provide you with the highest level of care. You will find them at Elmquist Eye Group. Get in touch with us at (239) 936-2020 to make an appointment.