How to Select the Best Eye Doctor for You

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Having trouble reading the newspaper, or finding it difficult to fill up the forms at the bank? Do your eyes start to water when watching television or when staring into the distance? Do you suffer from double vision or blurred vision?

If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, it’s time you paid a visit to an eye specialist. You may already have an eye doctor that you see occasionally, but if not, how do you select a good doctor who would help you deal with your eye issues?

Selecting an eye doctor in Dubai may not be as easy as it sounds as there is a mind-boggling number of eye specialists spread far and wide. It’s important that you select a good doctor as you would be forming a long-term relationship with them and making regular visits to discuss your problems. You are placing the health of your eyes and the state of your vision in your eye doctor’s hands, so it’s absolutely essential that you select a good doctor that you are 100 percent comfortable with. So how do you settle on such a doctor to take care of your eyes?

Recommendations

One of the best ways is to get your family doctor to recommend an eye doctor in Dubai for you. Since your family doctor knows your medical history better than anyone else, and as they are professionally knowledgeable about specialist doctors in your area, they should be the first line of call when it comes to selecting a specialist doctor.

Just as important are recommendations from family members, friends and colleagues. Ask around, especially from those who wear glasses or contact lenses as they will definitely have an eye doctor. Professional organisations and medical directories are among the resources that would help in your quest to find the most suitable doctor for you.

Once you had made an appointment with your doctor and met him/her, you have to consider whether you’d like to continue seeing that particular doctor as the way a person feels about their doctor is very important in a relationship which is for the long term. If, for some reason, you didn’t feel comfortable in the doctor’s presence and felt like withholding certain information from them, that doctor is probably not the right one for you. This is very important in order to continue ongoing relations with your doctor. Otherwise, it may be your health which suffers as a result.

Communication

Other important aspects to consider are whether you had good communication with the doctor – whether they took time to listen to you and answer your questions; whether you had to wait a long time at the clinic without the staff explaining the cause of the delay and whether the doctor did a proper and thorough examination of you without rushing through things. These are some of the important aspects which come into play when selecting an eye doctor in Dubai.

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