Informed consent is a process that involves many steps. You as
the patient, the medical office staff, and your surgeon, each have
an important role to play.
Your primary role is to ensure that your
questions are answered and your concerns are addressed.
Understanding your rights
It is your right to consent to LASIK or to refuse
any treatment or procedure, at any time prior to its performance.
It is your right to be provided with information - material for
a reasonable person in your position - to use in deciding whether or
not to undergo the procedure, including a description of the procedure,
the risks, expected benefits, alternatives, and post-operative
It is your right to be provided with the information listed above
in language and terms that you understand.
It is your responsibility to make sure your LASIK surgeon is aware
of any questions or concerns you may have and whether everything is
clear to you. If you have any concerns at all, please don't assume;
Signing the form
Read the material on this site and provided for you by our office; ask all your questions until you are satisfied with the answers. When
you decide to undergo laser eye surgery, you will need to sign
the Patient Consent Forms, indicating that you have been advised
of the nature of the your particular eye surgery procedure, its risks,
benefits and alternatives, and that you are making an informed decision
to undergo eye surgery. Your LASIK surgeon will sign and witness
your signature. A copy will be provided to you upon request.