Q&A with Dr. Wasserman

Who needs Google when you have Dr. Wasserman ready and willing to answer all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask about LASIK, eye care, and what it’s like working as an ophthalmologist!

How did you get interested in LASIK surgery and ophthalmology?

Dr. Wasserman: I wanted to be in a happy field and be able to help people at the same time.

If you had to guess, how many LASIK procedures have you performed in your life?

Dr. Wasserman: I’ve probably performed over 17,000 LASIK procedures.

What’s the most common question you get from patients?

Dr. Wasserman: The question everyone here gets is ‘does LASIK wear off?’

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What’s the most common phrase you hear from patients during a follow-up appointment for LASIK Surgery?

Dr. Wasserman: Wow, I wish I had done this sooner!

What advice would you give to someone who is nervous about having LASIK surgery?

Dr. Wasserman: People say it all the time but there really is nothing to worry about. LASIK is the easiest, most painless, quickest, and safest surgery there is!

We’ve seen pictures of you volunteering in countries like Haiti, what made you want to do that?

Dr. Wasserman: Reasons like that are the whole reason why I got into this practice. I loved that I had the chance to help the underprivileged. More importantly, I felt like I had a duty to help those who needed surgery but couldn’t get it.

What are a few things that would make someone not qualify for LASIK?

Dr. Wasserman: Some of the very few things that would make someone not qualify for LASIK are cataracts and corneal abnormalities.

What’s the most important thing to remember when it comes to eye health?

Dr. Wasserman: Routine eye exams are so important! They’re the best way to keep up to date on the health of your eyes.

Is there one case in particular that sticks out in your mind as being memorable or special?

Dr. Wasserman: I once performed LASIK on a patient who once had a medical condition. Just a few months after her surgery, she learned how to scuba dive and couldn’t be more excited about it!

What do you like most about your job?

Dr. Wasserman: Definitely my patients. Patients who are excited about LASIK and the opportunities it will provide for them and little kids are some of the best people to work with.

What do you like most about the people you work with?

Dr. Wasserman: Not only are they dedicated to their job but they’re wonderful people in and out of the office. I honestly can say that I wouldn’t be able to get through the day without them.

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