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Did you know that the eye is the one of the most complex organs in the body, second only to the brain? We often take our eyesight for granted, even though 80% of learning comes through the eyes. With as important as our vision is, it is so essential to choose the right provider for eye care in West Palm Beach to help maintain optimum optic health. But how do you choose the best eye doctor?

When choosing a provider for eye care in West Palm Beach, here is what to look for.

Reputation

Ask your primary care physician for a referral to a trusted eye doctor. Oftentimes, they’ll refer you to one of their highly respected colleagues with a great reputation. You can also ask friends and family. The most important step you can take to find a skilled optometrist or ophthalmologist is to read online reviews through sites such as Heatlhgrades.com, ZocDoc.com, Facebook, and Google. Read verified patient reviews to help ensure the doctor you choose has a proven track record of treatment success and doctor-patient relationships.

Credentials

On health care review sites, you can often find information about the provider’s education, training, and experience. This is basically like a background check to make sure that they are properly qualified to practice medicine. You definitely want to choose a provider with expertise in your specific eye condition or in general eye care if your eyes are healthy.

Verify that the optometrist or ophthalmologist is properly licensed through the Florida state medical board. You can also check the Federation of State Medical Boards to look for any disciplinary action against a specific provider.

Professionalism

Choose an office where the eye care specialist and their support team maintain professionalism. This includes answering any and all questions you might have with patience and thorough explanations. The doctor you choose should have excellent communication skills and be willing to invest the time with you that you need at your appointment.

Choose South Palm  for Reputable, Experienced, Professional Eye Doctors

If you’re looking for a new provider for eye care in West Palm Beach, we invite you to South Palm! Our eye doctors have decades of combined experienced treating many happy patients for cataracts, dry eye, and other conditions over the years. Call us today at 561-737-4040 for an appointment.