When you visit us at Wichita Vision Institute, Dr. Patel will examine your eyes and will likely ask you some questions to better understand what vision services and treatments could help you. To get the maximum benefit from your eye appointment, you will want to ask a few questions of the ophthalmologist as well.
Our Ophthalmologist Welcomes Questions
Whether you are seeing our ophthalmologist for a routine eye exam, or for follow-up tests or procedures, please be assured that if you do not understand why something is being done or what is going on, it is your right to ask about it. And our doctor wants to answer your questions.
Of course, knowing you can ask a question and knowing how to ask can be confusing, particularly if you are like most folks and you are just trying to fit the eye doctor visit into your busy schedule. Maybe you did not have time to reflect all that much before your appointment.
Let’s take a look at some of the questions you can ask our ophthalmologist in a routine eye exam, and then some additional questions you might ask for any follow-up visit.
Questions for Your Next Routine Eye Exam
Of course, a “routine” visit can alert you to the signs of problems that respond to treatment, so it’s much better if you catch them early. And even if your eyes are A-OK and absolutely normal for your age, your eyes will slowly surrender their best visual performance as you get older. If nothing else, almost everyone eventually needs reading glasses. Helpful questions to ask during an eye exam include:
- Does my insurance cover everything that will be done today?
- Will my eyes need to be dilated?
- What is the follow-up appointment for?
- Which corrective lens is best for me and my prescription, and what are my options?
- How should I care for my eyes and my corrective lenses?
Questions for a Follow-Up Eye Exam
If our ophthalmologist has scheduled a follow-up visit, either for a more thorough examination or to treat a specific issue, you will definitely want to have some basic questions to ask, even if you feel confident you understand what is going to happen at your visit. Some of these you will likely want to ask before you sit down in the examination room include:
- What tests and procedures will you be doing today?
- Will my insurance cover the tests and procedures?
- What treatment options are available for my eye condition?
- What is the prognosis for my eye condition?
An eye exam with our ophthalmologist at Wichita Vision Institute can be your opportunity to improve your vision. Asking questions is not only allowed, but it is also recommended to make sure you fully understand every aspect of your condition and treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Wichita and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!