Today’s patients want choices in their eye care and treatment. This includes options when it comes to the manner in which eye problems or issues like cataracts or dry eye are treated by an eye doctor. Patients not only want options, but they want a sense of control over how eye treatment and care is undertaken. Eye doctors in the United States are becoming more committed to providing their patients with customized care that clearly conveys a person’s options and empowers them to make informed decisions.
Customized Care and Reliable Recommendations from an Eye Doctor
A key element of patient choice and control, coupled with a customized care or treatment plan, is access to trusted eye doctors who have appropriate expertise. As patients want to participate in the creation of their customized care plan, decisions cannot be made blindly (no pun intended).
When it comes to customized eye treatment or care and associated professional recommendations, it’s vital to strike a balance between a person’s pre-existing eye conditions, immediate and long-term care and treatment needs, available care and treatment options, and the specific preferences and goals of an individual patient. A capable, committed eye care professional must be adept at this balancing process in the design of a customized care and treatment plan for a patient and his or her eyes.
Customized Care and Presenting All Options
In order for patients to be able to make truly informed decisions about a comprehensive and customized care plan, they must be presented with all reasonably available options. This includes situations in which a patient needs treatment of cataracts, dry eye or even conditions like keratoconus.
Information and associated recommendations on different care and treatment options must be presented in such a way that this information is readily understandable to a patient. Swamping a patient with a plethora of indigestible medical and ophthalmological terms is not helpful to a patient’s decision making process. Patient access to eye treatment and care begins with an understandable presentation of what a customized care and treatment plan entails.
You can schedule an appointment today to discuss your own customized eye care, including the treatment of cataracts and dry eye, by calling Matossian Eye Associates. You can reach our team by calling (800) 708-8800 any time that is convenient for you, or click here to schedule