At many local clinics, Olkowski says, the people who do the
pre- and post-operation treatment, as well as the screenings,
are not the surgeons who perform the actual surgery. According
to Olkowski, there currently are cases on the mainland where
patients who were screened improperly are now suing the clinics
that treated them.
“Patients need to do their homework and research,” Olkowski
said “Don’t assume that Lasik in one place will be the same
at another.” Pre and post-operation treatment is important
to Olkowski who screens all of his patients and handles all
postoperative care himself.
Olkowski said, “If I am going to be lasering someone’s eyes,
I want to know what is going on with the development of my
patients eyes. I don’t like to be left not knowing exactly
how I am going to laser a patient’s eye.” “I love when people
ask me that,” said Olkowski when asked about his prices.
Olkowski believes that you get what you pay for. If someone
other than the surgeon does the pre and postoperative work,
it may be cheaper, but the surgeon can’t guarantee the results.