Choosing an Eye Care Professional Doesn’t Have to Be Painful
Caring for your eyes is one of the most important things you can do, especially as your eyes age. To offer your eyes the care they deserve, it is important to see your eye doctor for regular yearly exams. Unfortunately, choosing an eye care professional can be difficult, especially if you are unfamiliar with your options.
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How to find a good eye doctor?” or “What should I look for in an eye doctor?”, then consider following these helpful tips towards choosing an eye care professional for you and your family:
- Consult your health care provider: If you carry vision insurance, it can be helpful to consult your provider for a list of covered eye care professionals in your area. Many eye care centers work with several insurance companies, but it is important that you choose a provider that works with your specific insurance provider. Check the back of your insurance card for a customer service number, or consult your provider’s online system for a list of covered eye care centers.
- Ask for referrals: One of the best ways to gain insight into the service offered by an eye care professional is to ask your friends and family for advice. Chances are, they’ve had a wonderful experience with an eye care professional, and will be happy to offer a referral. (read peer reviews of Uptown Eye Care here)
- Speak to various providers: Talking with the staff at different eye care centers can be a great way to gain insight into the services they offer, and even the personality of the center. Most eye care centers are happy to take the time to discuss their service offerings and offer helpful information.
- Consider your family’s needs: Your family’s eye care needs may vary; it is important to consider each family member’s needs and to find a care provider who offers the services you require. Many eye care centers employ optometrists, professionals who can help you deal with blurry vision and evaluate the health of your eyes. Others employ ophthalmologists, medical doctors who can perform eye surgery and handle more serious vision issues. Knowing the difference may be confusing, but is important to ensure that your family has the care it deserves. (For more information, see our post: What is the difference between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist?)
Uptown Eye Care is Happy to Offer Advice to Prospective Patients
At Uptown Eye Care in Monticello MN, we know how challenging it can be to choose an eye care professional. With that in mind, we are happy to speak to you about the services we provide, our approach to your family’s eye care needs and the unique personality of our office and staff.
We employ both optometrists and ophthalmologists, giving us the ability to handle a wide range of eye care needs. We also are happy to welcome patients of all ages, from infants to adults and have built a welcoming office setting with a play area for children of all ages.
We serve clients throughout the Monticello Minnesota area, including those in Big Lake, Becker, Buffalo, Minneapolis, St Paul and Saint Cloud.
To learn more about Uptown Eye Care, or to discuss your family’s specific eye care needs, call 763-271-2020 or complete an online appointment request today. We are happy to discuss your unique needs and offer advice on how we can help.