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Clear vision ahead: What to look for when searching for an eye doctor

Eye health is an important subject. That’s why when you’re looking for a suitable eye doctor or ophthalmologist, it’s important to get good information about the practice beforehand. Here are some tips to help you find the right professional. 


Recommendation by people you know 

One way to find a suitable eye doctor is through recommendations from your own primary doctor. This can be especially helpful in finding a specialist in a field. You can also draw on the experience of friends, family or colleagues. As former patients, they can report whether they know a good ophthalmologist and whether they have had positive experiences. Online reviews are also a possible source of information to learn about previous patient experiences – but caution is advised here.  


Specialty of the ophthalmologist 

There are various specialties within ophthalmology. For example, there are ophthalmologists who specialize in the treatment of glaucoma or practices that offer only laser treatments. It is important to find the appropriate specialist, because depending on the complaint, the right expertise and equipment is needed. Therefore, make sure that the ophthalmologist or ophthalmologist has experience in treating your particular eye condition. Should you wish to have a routine examination, this is possible with any doctor or ophthalmologist.  


As an ophthalmologist in Zurich, I specialize in macular degeneration and the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. 


Technical equipment 

Modern eye care practices have a wide range of technical equipment to accurately diagnose and treat eye diseases. Make sure that the ophthalmology office you choose has the necessary technical and up-to-date equipment. For example, they should have a modern vision testing machine or an optical coherence tomography (OCT) device that examines the retina in detail. As a non-professional, it is not easy to assess whether the equipment is state of the art, so don’t be afraid to address this point directly. However, older equipment is quite sufficient for routine examinations.  


Interpersonal relationship 

The relationship between doctor and patient is an important factor in choosing the right eye doctor. Make sure you feel comfortable and can speak openly with the eye doctor. A good specialist will have time for you and answer all your questions. Also, check to see if the office staff is friendly and professional. 


In summary, it is important to look for an ophthalmologist who specializes in the specific area of treatment and has modern technical equipment. A trusting relationship as the basis of the doctor and patient relationship is also of great importance. With these tips and a careful approach, you can ensure that your eye health is cared for and treated in the best possible way. 


If you would like a consultation or examination by an experienced eye care professional, please feel free to contact us. Our practice offers state-of-the-art technical equipment and an experienced team. We are looking forward to your visit!