Dr. Avi Wallerstein answers two questions in this LASIK MD webinar video. Someone asked “What kind of schooling and training does it take to be a LASIK surgeon?” and “How do I chose who to have my surgery with?”
Dr. Wallerstein begins by explaining that every LASIK MD surgeon goes through four years of undergraduate studies followed by four years of medical school, with an additional five years of specialized training in eye surgery. Some surgeons go on to obtain a 1 to 2-year sub-specialized training in laser vision correction.
With regards to choosing your surgeon, Dr. Wallerstein recommends choosing a surgeon who does a lot of laser eye surgery.