Carefully choosing either one is tantamount to choosing both. A vision institute would not be widely known if it has no reputable surgeons in its staff.
You would not entrust your corrective eye treatment to just anyone, but to a surgeon ad a vision institute with excellent reputation. A vision institute would likely choose an eye surgeon who is board certified, skilled and has credentials to be proud of.
Success/Complication Rate Inquiries
The success or failure of a surgeon will also be the success or failure of a vision institute. You should ask about the number of procedures the surgeon and the institute has performed. You need to also ask about the complication rate of the surgeon and the institute and then compare this with the national average. You have to ensure that the institute has no record of outbreak of serious eye infections. You need to also be aware about the policy the surgeon and the institute implements if ever there were complications.
This is as important as other technical matters about the corrective eye treatment. You might want to learn more and get detailed explanations about what are covered in the cost of your treatment. You need to know the terms of payment offered to patients like you.