Looking for the best ophthalmologist near me wasn’t easy because of the fact that I live in a big city and there is just such a range of options in front of me. To be honest I was lucky in the respect that I didn’t have huge problems with my eyes, but I did want someone who had a great reputation, who would take care of me and the issue as best as they could. There is something about having issues with your eyes that can be scary, perhaps because of their sensitive nature. This was my main reason for investing the time and effort in finding the best ophthalmologist, and here its how I went about finding the best.
Starting a List
The approach which I took was to draw up a shortlist of 3 or 4 experts, and then from that point I would have a chat with each and weight up the pros and cons. I began this search with a very simply look at the search engine, to find which I options I had, and where they were located. Once I found those clinics, I took a quick look at the reviews on the search engine and used this has a slight guideline for who may be the best.
Prices and Specialities
Once I had that list in front of me, I took a deeper look at each option on there, and used the information which I found online to assess how much each would cost for a consultation, and what specialties they had. I also used this quick search to take a look at what kind of experience each had. The reason why I looked at experience is because it is so much harder to build a great reputation when you have been in the game for a long time.
After I had assessed each option in the list, I decided to try and make an appointment at each one. The plan here was to see how long it would take to get an appointment, and then to sit down with each person on my list to see how I felt with them, and whether or not I’d be happy with them looking into my issue. Of the four which I had on the list, 2 of them were able to fit me in that same week, which of course gave me a lot of confidence. I went to both of those clinics and had great experiences, so much so that I ignored the other 2 on the list, who would have had me waiting far longer.
I eventually made the decision based on a collection of facts such as the cost, the experience and reputation of the ophthalmologist, and the confidence which I felt during my time in the clinic. I am confident that I made the right choice for me and to anyone out there who requires medical assistance, this is how I recommend that they find the best expert for them.