The key to a good patient-doctor relationship is an open line of communication. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time visiting the eye doctor, make sure that you’re asking the right questions. Here’s how to start.
It’s hard to ask questions about an issue you feel uncomfortable talking about. However, asking the right questions can help you gain a firmer understanding of the problem at hand. It’s your doctor’s job to notify you about the important issues, and it’s in your best interest to understand them fully.
What is my diagnosis?
What caused my condition?
How will this condition affect my vision now and in the future?
Should I make any lifestyle changes?
What should I be concerned about?
Whether you’re undergoing surgery or you’re taking medication, it’s important to understand all aspects of your treatment. Don’t be afraid to ask the questions you’re most concerned about.
How long will my treatment last?
What are the risks associated with my treatment?
What are the benefits of the treatment?
What is the success rate of my treatment?
Should I alter my diet?
A positive result doesn’t mean that your experience is over. In order to ensure that you maintain your eye health, get as much information from the doctor as you can. Ask the right questions and write down his/her responses.
What do the results mean?
How long will these results last for?
Should I change anything about my daily habits?
Will I need to have more treatment?
If you don’t understand your doctor’s response, continue to ask questions until you do. Don’t worry that you’re asking a wrong question. Speaking candidly with your doctor will help you understand the entire process, and it will help your doctor better understand you.
Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is out #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!
If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.
We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!