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The process of finding the right optometrist for your needs and situation depends on a variety of factors. You want to work with an experienced eye doctor, but you also want to feel comfortable with the professional performing your eye exam. By keeping a few key factors in mind, you can find the right professional for your needs.
Look for Reviews
Narrowing down your options helps you identify the right optometrist for your situation. Generally, reviews and recommendations from others help you focus on specific professionals. Testimonials give you an idea of the positives and negatives in a specific office or clinic.
Learn about the experiences of others and then consider the reasons for their praise or negative views. Pay particular attention to any details in relation to the eye exam. You also want to look into the education of the optometrist and the experience of the professionals in the clinic. Working with an experienced professional gives you peace of mind when you want to protect the health of your eyes.
Visit the Clinic
Walk into the clinic and take your time looking around and learning about the office. At the Eye Care Associates, we recognize that you want to observe and look at our selection of corrective glasses or lenses before you decide to work with our team. A simple way to determine if you feel comfortable with a specific optometrist or at a specific clinic is to walk into the office.
Discuss Your Concerns
Take your time and ask questions if you have concerns. Find out about the process an eye doctor uses to determine your risk of eye conditions. By talking to an eye doctor about your concerns regarding your vision, a professional can determine specific risks and focus on addressing your concerns during an eye exam.
Talk about any specific concerns if a health condition complicates your eye health. For example, if you have diabetes and have concerns about diabetic retinopathy, then discuss the situation with the optometrist and find out about your options at the clinic.
Evaluate Your Experience
Your experience at our clinic helps you make a final decision regarding your preferences for an eye doctor. Consider the way you feel when discussing your concerns and asking a question. If you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your visit, then the optometrist is a good choice for your needs.
Ideally, you want a positive experience before you work with the professional. If you felt that the wait for an eye exam was excessive or you felt uncomfortable discussing your eye health and needs with an optometrist, then you may need to consider looking further into your options.
Choosing an optometrist is a personal decision. You want to select a professional who makes you feel comfortable during an exam and throughout a conversation about your eyes. To learn more about the services we offer at our clinic or to set up an appointment for an eye exam with an optometrist, contact us today!