Being diagnosed with cataracts is different today than it was years ago, as today there are a number of options available, including having cataract surgery. The bigger question now is how to find the right refractive cataract and lens doctor to perform the surgery in Miami, Boca Raton, Plantation, Palm Beach, Parkland, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas. When you call our team at SightTrust Eye Institute you will soon find out why so many people trust Dr. Shatz to be their cataract doctor. Even athletes such as Troy Aikman and Warren Sapp trust him as their cataract doctor, so you can as well. Contact us today to learn more.
Choosing Your Cataract Doctor
No matter who you choose to be your cataract doctor, you will want to make sure that they are a board-certified ophthalmologist. These are the only eye doctors who are licensed to perform eye surgery including for cataracts. Don’t be afraid to ask to see their certificate from the American Board of Ophthalmology. They set solid standards for its members to meet, which means you can trust that you are dealing with a professional cataract doctor.
Beyond reviewing the doctors, it is important to understand what others think of their experiences working with your chosen cataract doctor. Do they listen to patients and help them understand what is going on? Do they want to rush the process to try to get as many done as possible? Looking at reviews of the doctor will give you a good idea of the kind of experience you will have with them. Referrals are also another way to determine how good a cataract doctor is. When you ask around, who comes up most often, and why?
It is also important to understand the technology that your cataract doctor will use on your eye surgery. While having the latest equipment doesn’t always mean the best outcome, if they have used that equipment many times already it will provide you with peace of mind that they understand the equipment well and the process will be efficient.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Most cataract doctors will offer free consultations so that you get a chance to see the facility and meet the team that will be helping to make your cataract surgery go smoothly. This is a chance to interview your cataract doctor as well, and the more comfortable you feel with the doctor the better an experience you will have. You will likely find that SightTrust Eye Institute has a good reputation around Miami, Boca Raton, Plantation, Palm Beach, Parkland, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your consultation.