Seeking a Second Opinion for Your San Antonio LASIK or Cataract Procedure?
When dealing with something as sensitive and vital as your vision, you want the utmost confidence in your choice of doctor and procedure. At Parkhurst NuVision, we see many San Antonio cataract and LASIK patients who are interested in a second opinion before moving forward with their life-changing vision correction procedures. We’ve put together some of the most common reasons patients share when they reach out for a second opinion.
”I’ve been told I’ll have to wear glasses after cataract surgery.”
Maybe it’s time for your cataract procedure, but you’ve been told that even though you can solve your cataract, you’re still doomed to a life with readers or bifocals.
San Antonio cataract surgery options at Parkhurst NuVision won’t leave you restricted to corrective eyewear. Our goal is your goal: life with awesome vision. And with our Laser Cataract Surgery with Lifestyle Lens Technology, you can do just that.
Yes, the procedure can clear the blurry, dull vision from your cataract, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Many patients report reduced or even eliminate the need for glasses during most everyday activities.
Want to reduce your dependence on readers or bifocals after cataract surgery? Schedule your cataract evaluation now.
“I’ve been told I need cataract surgery, but I need to wait and can’t have it yet.”
Maybe you’ve been told you have the beginnings of a cataract, but it’s not “ripe” yet. So you need to wait a few years to have your procedure. No doubt this is frustrating, especially when your vision diminishes to the point that your daily tasks become more difficult or in some cases, downright dangerous.
If you’ve been told you must wait to have cataract surgery, we encourage you to schedule an advanced cataract evaluation with us. Chances are you have options besides cataract surgery, procedures that can correct your vision and completely eliminate cataracts before they get worse.
“I had an evaluation somewhere else, but I still don’t understand what’s happening with my eyes.”
Maybe you’ve had a cataract evaluation or vision correction screening, but you still aren’t clear on what’s happening with your vision and want to know about all your options.
You may have felt rushed during the appointment, or the vast amount of information you received was simply overwhelming. For whatever reason, you don’t have a good explanation of your vision situation, and you want someone to take the time and effort to explain it clearly to you. This is the goal of your entire appointment at Parkhurst NuVision: to provide a clear diagnosis and recommendation to you in a way that is easy to understand and empowers you to take control of your health. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our jobs.
So what does that mean to you? It means we have state-of-the-art technology and scans so we can evaluate your entire vision system. It means we will take the time to explain any eye/vision conditions and discuss their potential impact on your procedure. And perhaps most importantly, it means we will make sure you clearly know about all of your options available to make you happy after cataract surgery (even if you have a history of dry eye, corneal or retinal problems).
”I’m interested in vision correction, but I’ve been told I’m not a good candidate for LASIK.”
We hear this all the time, and it’s interesting for a couple of reasons.
For one, the Modern LASIK procedure we perform at Parkhurst NuVision incorporates advanced laser technology and computer algorithms. This makes the procedure an ideal choice for individuals who may not have been good LASIK candidates even 5 years ago. Additionally, even if Modern LASIK is not appropriate for your vision, we offer six advanced vision correction options. For those who aren’t LASIK candidates, one of our other procedures is often a great option.
”I’m frustrated with my dry eye, and still haven’t found a good solution to it.”
Living with dry eye is more than a nuisance; it’s an all-out exhausting, frustrating condition. And if you’re living with dry, itchy eyes, no doubt you’ve tried plenty of remedies to find relief. Over-the-counter eye drops, nutritional supplements, perhaps even medications, and they all continue to fall short of the relief you desperately need.
Why is dry eye relief so elusive? It’s because dry eye has a number of root causes. Depending on the cause of your dry eye, certain treatments will work better than others. At the Parkhurst NuVision Dry Eye Clinic, our patients gain access to many advanced dry eye treatment options that aren’t available elsewhere in San Antonio. With a few simple tests at your Dry Eye Evaluation, we can determine what is the root cause of your dry eye. Then we can design a treatment plan to help you gain the dry eye relief you want and deserve.
”I want a surgeon who has had vision correction himself and is confident enough to perform the procedure for his own family.”
When we ask patients what’s most important when choosing a surgeon, many tell us they want someone they can trust. A doctor who believes so much in the procedure that he would have it himself, and even recommend it to friends and family.
Dr. Parkhurst had vision correction almost 15 years ago, and it changed his life. Since then, he’s performed Modern LASIK for his mother, Laser Cataract Surgery for his father and even his wife has had vision correction via the Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens procedure.
Multiple advanced technologies, all deeply researched and hand-selected for each family member’s unique vision needs. Not to mention the celebrities, musicians, athletes, and doctors who travel from all over the country to have their procedures at Parkhurst NuVision.
Schedule your Advanced Ocular Analysis (AOA) now, and have all your LASIK questions answered by one of our excellent doctors.
Your Next Steps
Whatever the reason for your second opinion, you are invited to Parkhurst NuVision to meet with a doctor and discuss your options. Only then can you truly be comfortable with the informed decision about the future of your vision.
Click here to schedule your second opinion consultation, or call our office at (210) 585-2020.
Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.