Several factors go into researching and choosing the best eye care doctor for you and your family. Providence Eye reflects on a few top priorities to help you during your search.
Are you considering LASIK? If so, you want to look for an eye care specialist who is an Ophthalmologist and specializes in LASIK eye surgery. While not all Ophthalmologists are LASIK surgeons, all LASIK surgeons are Ophthalmologists. Factors you should consider when looking for a LASIK consultation include:
Due to the price of LASIK eye surgery, people can succumb to tempting “discounts.” These offers are usually too good to be true and can include hidden fees that end up costing you as much, if not more, than the actual surgery price. Furthermore, “discount” laser vision correction runs the risk of being less safe than practices that are upfront with costs.
At Providence Eye, we believe in using the most recently FDA-approved, safest technology. Our number one priority in caring for your eyes is to examine them with state-of-the-art equipment that provides a wealth of ocular information. For instance, the Pentacam mapping system thoroughly examines your corneal structure in several ways so Dr. Mozayeni can determine if you are a good LASIK candidate. When choosing an eye care specialist, keep updated technology in mind. Research the standard eye examination equipment they use to see if it will provide you with a safe and in-depth assessment. In addition, visit an eye care doctor who will discuss their findings with you in detail.
If you or a family member have diabetes, visit either an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist for complete eye care. Select a well-trained eye care specialist who has specific experience in diabetic eye care.
Keratoconus patients should identify an eye care specialist who is an Ophthalmologist actively following current FDA studies on epi-on corneal cross-linking, a less invasive, Keratoconus treatment. In all likelihood, these will be cornea specialists, as Keratoconus is a corneal disease.
Whether you’re looking to undergo vision correction surgery, are searching for a reputable eye care specialist for general eye care needs or are looking to handle a disease that affects your eye health, always watch for the following:
Above all else, the most important thing to do is find a reputable, certified specialist who meets your unique patient needs. In doing this, you and your family will be well on your way to receiving top-shelf eye care from a caring office.