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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.  

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on September 29, 2013
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