Questions To Ask Your Ophthalmologist

If your eye doctor has recently diagnosed an eye condition or other vision issue, it’s important to understand your treatment options and the reasoning behind your ophthalmologist's recommendations.

Talk with your ophthalmologist about treatment options, and which ones may be most appropriate for your condition. Ask the following questions about your treatment plan:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • Is medication necessary for me? Why?
  • What medications do you recommend? Will they interact with any other medications or dietary supplements I am taking?
  • What are the possible risks and side effects of this medication?
  • What could happen without medication?
  • How long will I need treatment?
  • How will I know if the treatment is working?
  • How often will I need checkups?
  • At what point might I need to have surgery?

Download a printable list of these questions to bring with you to your appointment.

If your eye doctor does not meet your expectations or you feel uncomfortable following through with their recommendation, always get a second opinion. All of our surgeons at Baptist Eye are experienced in what they do and will give you the truth (the whole truth) the first time around.

If you want to get a second opinion after a consultation with one of our eye surgeons, you can schedule an appointment with another doctor from our practice, but we won’t be offended if you decide to look elsewhere. We want you to be informed and comfortable when making decisions about your eye health, because your quality of life is what’s most important.

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