December 21, 2023
Eye care is recommended for everyone. Whether you need preventive care or help managing a condition, like dry eye or glaucoma, the right eye specialist can help. When searching for eye care, there are a few things you should keep an eye out for.
OOMC has compiled a list of the top five things to look for in an eye care center to help make the health care search easier.
If you have vision insurance, you likely need to find an eye center that’s in-network, with your insurance.
The best way to confirm this is by checking, with your insurance company. They’ll be able to provide you with a list of eye centers that take your insurance.
You can also double-check with the eye center itself, when scheduling an appointment.
Vision care is more than just eye exams and prescriptions for glasses or contacts.
Specialty eye care centers also include providers, specializing in cataracts, dry eye, cosmetic eye surgery, and other types of vision correction. You may require one or more of these services, depending on your needs.
You may even require different services throughout your life. Going to an eye care center that provides many services means you can continue going to the same place and even bring the family.
Everyone wants to be taken care of by qualified providers. You can explore the qualifications of many providers at eye centers online, including at OOMC.
OOMC providers are involved in current research; many are published and board-certified. You can explore where they went to school and their specialties by visiting our website’s “Our Doctors” page.
Eye care, like other health care, is constantly changing and evolving. New technology has come out to make surgeries and even exams easier for patients and providers. An eye care center that keeps up is likely to have technology that does, too.
At OOMC, we strive to use the latest technologies to enhance a patient’s experience.
For example, we use iDESIGN® for LASIK procedures. iDESIGN® creates a 3D map of your eyes and their visual pathways. We then use this map to pinpoint any imperfections and correct them.
Other vision correction procedures also use the latest technology to improve patient outcomes. The EVO ICL procedure takes an Implantable Collamer Lens and implants it behind the iris to improve vision. This implanted lens works with the rest of your eye to help you see better without using daily contacts or glasses.
Finding an eye center with available providers that work with your schedule is essential. You need to be able to book appointments, get the care you need, and return when recommended by the eye center.
Some eye centers also offer emergency appointments for eye issues requiring immediate care. The best way to determine an eye center’s availability for standard and emergency appointments is by contacting them.
If you’re ready to get the eye care you need, contact an OOMC practice near you. Our team will set up a consultation, where you can connect with a potential eye doctor and learn more about what to expect from our eye care services.
Scheduling is simple—use our online scheduling tool or call us to get started.