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Optometrist in QLD and NSW
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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Optometrist

August 20, 2021
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Posted By: Envision Optical
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Are you looking for a skilled and compassionate optometrist for your family? Do you have vision problems you need addressing? 

Finding the right optometrist for your family is essential to your eye health and wellbeing. If you are struggling to find the right optometrist for you and your loved ones, we invite you to look at these five tips. 

#1 Research Their Credentials and Experience

An optometrist performs eye exams, prescribes vision-correcting contact lenses and eyeglasses, and diagnoses and treats eye conditions. Your optometrist’s education confirms they have the necessary skills and training to treat various eye and vision problems. An experienced optometrist can provide specialised care and provide efficient, prompt and comfortable care. 

#2 Get Referrals and Check Patient Reviews

Why not ask your family, friends or neighbours who they recommend? Your primary care doctor may also offer recommendations for an excellent optometrist in the area. When looking for an optometrist, consider reading patient testimonials and reviews to learn about other people’s experiences. 

#3 Evaluate Their Communication Style 

A kind and supportive optometrist can make a substantial difference in your eye care experience and overall eye health. 

Here are some questions you may consider when browsing for a family eye doctor:

  • How does the optometrist respond when you ask a question? 
  • Do they welcome your questions and answer them in a way you understand? 
  • Do they show an interest in your eye health needs and treatment preferences? 

Open communication is crucial, and many patients value an optometrist who respects their decision-making process. 

#4 Check What Modern Technologies They Offer 

Modern technology makes treatments safer, more accurate and more comfortable for patients. Overall, the advanced technologies and comforts your optometrist offers can provide a better patient experience.  

#5 Arrange an Appointment with a Local Clinic

Perhaps one of the best ways to choose an optometrist is to arrange an appointment. You can experience everything firsthand, tour the clinic, and speak with the optometrist directly. 

Are You Ready to Arrange an Eye Exam in Tweed Heads?

Our optometrists at Envision Optical prioritise your eye health and your quality of life. We are pleased to provide comprehensive eye health care for patients at every life stage. 

If you are ready to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists, we invite you to contact our eye clinic at your earliest convenience.

We are open. Burleigh practice is following guidelines, only seeing essential and urgent care this week under lockdown rules. With our two practices in different states, we continue to monitor the current situations with COVID-19 in QLD and NSW and the Health Department guidelines. We are updating accordingly with high-standard policies and procedures in place to ensure your and our safety are prioritized and maintained. We care about our community and aim to follow best practice, and appreciate your support when visiting us. For more information please click here or give us a call.