Selecting the right eye surgeon can be the difference between a tolerable cataract solution and an extraordinary one. Finding the right eye doctor is not always a simple process.
While cataract surgery is one of the most common eye procedures, your eye surgeon needs to earn your trust by demonstrating the appropriate level of experience. It’s also important that he or she makes you feel comfortable in undertaking a delicate and important procedure.
Finding an Eye Surgeon through References
Many people begin looking for a cataract surgeon by asking friends, family or a co-worker for a recommendation.
If you’re not able to get a solid reference, you can begin your search on the web. Try an online search for an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon near you.
You can then cross reference your search results with public reviews on the internet. Most people use WebMD.com, HealthGrades.com or Vitals.com. There are others, but these are among the most trusted physician review sites.
Compare Experience and Expertise
Once you’ve compiled your cataract surgeon options, it’s time to compare their experience. Like other physicians, some eye surgeons have particular expertise in certain treatments. Some of the questions you can ask include:
- How many cataract surgeries have they performed?
- How long have they been a practicing eye surgeon?
- What procedure / technologies do they use?
- What complications may play into the cataract surgery?
- What happens after the cataract surgery?
There are other related issues you might like to ask about as well. Your eye surgeon can give you real-life outcomes regarding the use of intraocular lenses (IOLs) to decrease the need for eyeglasses after cataract surgery.
So who are the best cataract surgeons? Who can you trust?
For more than 20 years, Dr. Spero Kinnas M.D., F.A.C.S. and the Westchester Eye Surgeons team have been performing cataract surgery for people in Chicago and in all its surrounding suburbs including Hinsdale, Oakbrook, Elmhurst, Brookfield, Naperville, Glen Ellyn and more!