Choosing a LASIK Eye Surgeon | Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania

Choosing a LASIK Eye Surgeon

You want your vision to be in the hands of the most capable LASIK eye surgeon in Pennsylvania, so you choose board certified ophthalmologists and fellowship-trained cornea experts who specialize in the bladeless technique, such as those at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.

Our board certified and fellowship-trained cornea specialists, Adam J. Altman, MD, Jonathan D. Primack, MD, and Kevin J. Shah, MD, are three of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties, and the only cornea fellowship-trained LASIK specialists in the area.

Drs. Altman, Primack and Shah offer patients the most technologically advanced technique – Bladeless Custom LASIK – which modifies the curvature of the cornea with cool laser beams instead of a surgical blade. They perform all procedures in the safety and comfort of their on-site laser suite in their fully licensed Wyomissing surgery center.

Find a Qualified LASIK Surgeon

At Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to learn as much as possible about the experience and qualifications of your surgeon in order to make the best decision for you. Here are two important factors to consider:

Is the surgeon “board certified”?

Board certification is part of the educational and credentialing process for physicians and surgeons who have successfully completed their medical residency and gained additional clinical experience.

Achieving board certification means that the doctor has passed the intensive evaluation and examination process and demonstrated that he or she meets or exceeds certain standards of practice and competency.

The American Board of Ophthalmology certifies eye surgeons. It is important that any ophthalmologist you consider for LASIK surgery have this credential. Any doctor can claim to be board certified, however, so be sure to verify it.

Dr. Altman, Dr. Primack and Dr. Shah are board certified ophthalmologists and are qualified to provide you with a high level of care.

Is the surgeon “fellowship-trained”?

It is also a good idea to look for a doctor who is fellowship-trained. A fellowship-trained surgeon means that the surgeon gained additional hands-on training after he/she finished the requirements of medical school.

For example, many doctors finish with their residency and start working in the medical field, but fellowship-trained doctors continue their education after their residency is complete.

This additional fellowship training allows a doctor to get intensive, focused, subspecialty training, working with nationally recognized experts in his/her field, improving their skills in a certain area of surgery or practice. In the case of ophthalmology, fellowship-trained surgeons have specialized skills that can be very beneficial.

Dr. Altman, Dr. Primack and Dr. Shah are all Cornea Fellowship-Trained ophthalmologists. Dr. Altman was fellowship-trained at the world-famous Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Primack was fellowship-trained at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shah was fellowship-trained at the Cincinnati Eye Institute at the University of Cincinnati.

Before choosing your LASIK eye surgeon, schedule a free evaluation at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to discuss the treatment with a highly skilled specialist who is qualified to deliver the highest standard of care. If LASIK is not the best solution for you, other options may available to help you.

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