Choosing to undergo cataract surgery is not an easy decision. Anytime you have to undergo surgery on your eyes it can feel very overwhelming. But perhaps the most important decision you have to make is when you are selecting your cataract surgeon.
Selecting the right surgeon can determine the difference between an unpleasant experience and a pleasant one. Plus, you care about your vision and you want to know that you have chosen the best person for the job.
Ultimately, the “best” cataract surgeon will vary for everyone but we have come up with three things you should consider when choosing a cataract surgeon.
Obviously, you are trying to choose a surgeon and not find a new best friend. However, compatibility does matter anytime you are choosing a doctor. You want someone who you feel comfortable with and who you believe has your best interests in mind.
At Washington Eye, we treat every patient as an individual and always do our best to keep our patients informed about their health. You should always look for a surgeon who will take the time to answer your questions. Never choose a doctor who always seems to be rushing you out the door.
Ultimately, a great personality means nothing if your surgeon isn’t qualified. Your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body so you need someone with the skills to perform this delicate procedure.
Washington Eye has been serving patients in the Washington area for over 60 years. Our board-certified ophthalmologists are some of the very best in the field.
Use of Technology
Traditional cataract surgery has been replaced by laser assisted surgeries that provide more accurate results with short recovery times. You should look for a cataract surgeon who uses the latest technology available.
Washington Eye was one of the first practices in the U.S. to offer a bladeless laser approach to cataract surgery. It is one of the most innovative solutions available in cataract treatment and will give you a greater quality of life going forward.
Hopefully, this blog post has given you some helpful tips on how to look for the cataract surgeon who will be right for you. Contact us today to learn more about our incredible team of ophthalmologists or schedule a consultation.