There are many reasons for choosing a new eye doctor—you may have
recently moved to a new location, or you may have gone many years without
seeing an ophthalmologist. Figuring out where to begin your search may
seem overwhelming, but there are a few methods you can use to make sure
you choose the right doctor for you. Continue reading to discover a few
tips for choosing an
Look for Recommendations
When it comes to choosing an eye doctor, narrow down your search by asking
around for recommendations. You can talk to your family and friends to
gain an insider perspective on their personal eye doctors, or you can
utilize the websites of
professional eye care organizations. You can also talk to your primary care physician, who will be able to
recommend a high-quality eye doctor in your area; your primary care physician
might also be able to point you in the direction of an eye doctor who
would be best for your particular needs.
Ask the Right Questions
Once you meet with an eye doctor, be mindful of the questions you ask.
Find out about his or her specialties and professional history, and ask
whether the doctor is an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Also look
into the compatibility of the new eye doctor and your insurance. Find
out how long the doctor has been practicing to get a sense of his or her
experience in the field.
Evaluate Your Options Carefully
After you meet with any eye doctor, evaluate your experience. Think about
how comfortable you felt and whether the doctor was thorough and attentive.
Consider how long you had to wait before seeing the doctor and whether
your questions were answered by the end of the visit.
If you live in New York City, choose Dr. Mark Hornfeld. At our NYC ophthalmologist’s
office, we offer glaucoma and cataract treatment, as well as LASIK surgery.
If you would like to know more about Dr. Hornfeld or the services we provide, you can
visit our website or call (646) 681-3100.