Choosing an Eye Doctor
Assessing an Eye Doctor
After your appointment, ask yourself some questions.
- Did you have to wait a long time? If you did, you may want to ask the office staff about the average waiting time before appointments.
- Did the exam feel thorough? If you feel like the doctor was rushing you, that's not a good sign.
- Did the doctor take the time to listen to your questions and answer them clearly? Good communication is key for your eye health.
- Did you feel comfortable? This really is important. If you don't like your eye doctor, you'll be less likely to get your check-ups -- and that's not good for your health.
If the doctor didn't meet your expectations, don't be afraid to try someone else. Your eye health is key for a long, healthy life. It’s worth the effort to take the time to find an eye doctor you trust.