What To Ask Your Local North Carolina Optometrist

Choosing an optometrist for your family is an important decision that impacts your overall long-term vision health. The doctors and staff at a Vision Source eye care practice are committed to providing exceptional care and we recognize that your comfort is paramount to everything we do. But how do you know if a Vision Source eye care practitioner is right for you and your family? Here are a few questions to ask when choosing your eye care professional.

As an Optometrist, what is the level of care do you provide?

Your independent Vision Source Optometrist is trained to provide medical eye care diagnoses, vision testing and treatment of eye diseases as well as fitting for contact lenses and glasses. A Vision Source optometrist is a solid choice for you and your family and always provides a extraordinary level of care.

How long have you been in practice?

There is no doubt that experience matters but do not mistake years in practice for ability to provide quality care. Keep in mind that there are standards of care that are shared by Vision Source eye doctors that ensure comprehensive eye care. The Vision Source network of doctors collectively have hundreds of years of experience that is often relied upon for their expertise with particular eye conditions.

Do you have expertise with certain eye conditions?

If you have a specific eye condition, make sure that your eye doctor has experience treating that condition.   Ask the questions that are important to the level of care you are looking for and expect. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions about the treatment of specific eye care conditions such as dry eye, age related macular degeneration (AMD) or other eye conditions.

Do you take my insurance?

Most Vision Source practices accept all major types of insurance. Always ask your eye doctor which insurance providers they accept. Find a location near you and ask today.

What is your background and what are your credentials?

Every Vision Source eye doctor is fully accredited and many went to the finest optometry schools, but it certainly does not hurt to validate background and expertise.  We encourage you to research your doctor with the medical boards, the State Board of Optometry and check reviews from other patients to provide a greater level of comfort for you and your family.

Do you have an area of expertise or specialization?

Your Vision Source eye care professionals all offer complete family eye care, but you may find that some have particular expertise in certain eye disease or types of care. For example, many are Dry Eye experts. Others may have practices whom specialize in pediatric or geriatric care. Additionally, some practices may offer visual therapy. If there is a need for specialized care outside what is provided by a particular practice, we will refer you to an associate within the Vision Source network.