If you are having difficulty with your eyesight, or simply want to keep your eyes in good health, a consultation with your eye doctor is essential. Eye doctors specialize in caring for the eyes and some of them also deal with eye-related diseases. But what should you look for in an eye doctor.
Why visit the eye doctor
Good eyesight is important to everyday life and living well. So you should keep eye health in focus, by visiting your eye doctor annually. People that wear glasses or contact lenses should have regular checks done to detect any changes in vision, and identify any underlying eye conditions.
What should you look for in an eye doctor?
When choosing an eye doctor, you want to look for someone with the requisite qualifications, skill, and experience,to meet your specific needs.
Take the time to review the credentials of the eye doctor, and ensure that they have the expertise necessary to help with your specific eye concern. If you are experiencing any difficulties with your vision consult an optometrist, but if you think you may have an eye disease, it’s best to consult with an ophthalmologist.
When selecting an optometrist, ensure that they are certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and have several years of experience.
Choose an ophthalmologist that is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. This certification is an indication that the eye doctor has the breadth and depth of knowledge, and medical training, needed to deal with complex vision problems.
Are you looking for an ophthalmologist or optometrist in the greater Washington DC area? Contact New View Eye Center in Reston, VA.
You can reach them at www.newviewlasereye.com, or by calling 703 834 9777.