How to Choose an Eye Surgeon By Dr. Parks on November 20, 2011

vision-lasik-success-dependsThe health of your eyes is something that you should not take for granted. That means that you need to visit your doctor regularly to get your eye health monitored, and that you should seek the aid of an eye care specialist if you suspect that you have a serious vision problem. Of course, finding the right Los Angeles eye surgery specialist may be more difficult than it sounds. Yet this is a serious matter and you should carefully research and consider an eye doctor before you choose him or her for your needs.

Do Not Take This Decision Lightly

One of the reasons that you need to take these matters seriously is that an unskilled or underqualified eye care specialist may not be able to meet your vision care needs. As a service to you or a loved one, the team here at the Lancaster and Beverly Hills ophthalmology center of Dr. David J. Parks would like to give you a few things to consider when you pick out an eye care surgeon. Hopefully this bit of advice will prove helpful.

Take Note of the Eye Surgeons Experience and Training

Its important that you look into the surgeons education and training. Both of these are good indications of the surgeons qualifications and overall expertise in vision health issues. You should also note the eye surgeons professional memberships and affiliations, as those can give you an idea of the overall qualifications and prestige of a given surgeon.

Look Up Testimonials and Reviews Online

Apart from looking up a doctors professional affiliations and experience, you should also use the internet to find any reviews or testimonials for the surgeons skills. If you need a Los Angeles macular degeneration specialist, for example, you can assess the quality of his or her overall treatment by seeing what actual patients had to say about their treatment. This can prove quite valuable after youve identifies surgeons who you think are well-suited for your needs.

Visit the Practice in Person for Yourself

The next step is to get a feel for the practice of the eye care specialist. Is the practice clean and well-maintained? Did you find the staff helpful and welcoming? Is the overall impression of the practice that you get while there a positive one or negative one? These can all be important deciding factors for you. A general rule: you should feel comfortable when you are at the practice.

Speak with the Eye Surgeon

While visiting the practice, be sure to speak with the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills ophthalmologist in person. Apart from getting a feel for the atmosphere of the practice, actually interacting with the eye doctor will be a great way to determine if he or she is someone you trust and can work with.

Weigh Your Options Carefully

Once youve taken all these steps, be sure to weigh your options and make the best decision based on all the information that you have. We do believe that if you have a retinal issue, we are best suited to meet your needs. Wed love for you to schedule a visit.

Contact a Skilled Retina Specialist in Los Angeles

If you have an eye care issue that you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to speak with a member of our team to schedule a consultation. Please contact our Los Angeles ophthalmologist to learn about our unique approach to vision correction and how we can benefit you or a member of your family.

Dr. David J. Parks

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