At New York Laser Vision, we believe that it’s important to select the right eye doctor. With so many eye doctors in Brooklyn, it can be challenging to know which one may be right for you. While location and convenience may be some of the most important factors in your decision, there are other factors that should be considered. Here are some tips and things to look out for when selecting an eye doctor.
Understand the difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists
There are two types of eye doctors, ophthalmologists and optometrists. While they do have some services that overlap, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. Depending on what type of eye care you are looking for, this can help narrow your search. An optometrist specializes in eye and vision care. They can perform eye exams, provide glasses and contact lenses, as well prescribe eye medications.
An ophthalmologist also specializes in eye and vision care but can also provide medical care and perform surgery for the eyes. Both can test your vision and prescribe glasses, but only ophthalmologists can perform surgery on the eyes.
The technology used by the doctor
Another important factor is to look at the technology being used by the practice. You want to ensure that the eye care you receive is using the latest advancements in medical technology. To find out about the technology used by the practice, you can look on their website for more information. One element that sets New York Laser Vision apart from others is our state-of-the-art laser vision correction system. Dr. Julia Giyaur is one of the limited New York City ophthalmology practices to offer the latest non-cutting LASEK and LASIK laser vision correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Reviews and patient testimonials
Many of us rely on friends and family to help us find our doctors, hairdressers, and dry cleaners. While it’s always great to have a friend’s seal of approval, it’s not the only way or isn’t always possible. Reviews and patient testimonials provide an insight into all of the elements of a practice and a doctor. From wait times and treatments offered to bedside manner and efficiency, reviews can be quite helpful. New York Laser Vision has videos of patients’ testimonials conveniently included on our website.
Certifications and experience
One of the most significant factors most people look at when choosing a new doctor is their experience. It’s safe to say that patients will feel more at ease with someone who has more experience or more certifications than those with less. Dr. Julia Giyaur is the founding director of New York Laser Vision and a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 15 years of experience. She has performed thousands of eye procedures and was named one of the Top NY Docs in 2020. We also have additional ophthalmologists at our practice, and their individual bios can be found on our website. If you are interested in an appointment with any of our talented doctors, contact us today to schedule a consultation.