How to Choose an Optometrist

When to see an optometrist?

This is a question, which is on a lot of people’s minds. First, if you have any symptoms related to your eyes, such as sore eyes, red eyes, blurred vision, headaches, or pour vision during driving, it is probably best to seek an optometrist. Anything that you feel has adversely affected your visional health is always a good indicator that you should see an optometrist. Dr. Rosa Optometry always stresses that if a person is experiencing continuous headaches, or headaches related to a long term heavily concentrated activities, you seek an optometrist as soon as possible.

How to find an optometrist?

A lot of people want to know how find an optometrist. Fortunately there are many things you can do when seeking professional eye care specialist.

Board certification

One way to choose an optometrist is by making sure the doctor you are choosing to go with is board certified. To meet the board certified requirements an optometrist has to complete, a written and oral examination, which confirms their knowledge of optometry required by the state to practice.

Check with your state’s Optometrist Society

Another way to choose an optometrist is to check with your state optometrist society to see if the doctor is a member in good standing for that society. State societies usually provide background checks to verify an optometrist is in good standing with all state requirements.

Ask your own doctor

It seems simple, but asking your own doctor who they would go to for professional eye care can be a very valuable recourse.

Vision Lock

Vision lock is a company, which approves doctors based on their standing and past results. That is if you are going to your doctor and wanting to have a premium procedure done, if Vision lock approves the doctor and procedure, the doctors can provide you with his services all while providing the patient will the security that their competence is backed by the company. Vision lock provides the patient with the security that the doctor is highly competent, because the issuance underwriters are only going to approve the best doctors because they have done a thorough investigation of the doctor to make sure that they are safe for them to underwrite the policy which they provide. Simply put, vision lock’s approval is one way to determine whether an optometrist is highly competent and effective practitioner.

Fortunately, if you are looking for the best vision care available in the Encinitas area, or if you wish to learn how to choose an optometrist, Dr. Rosa Can help. Call today to set up your appointment and see what Dr Rosa Optometry can do for you!