Are you experiencing eye problems and need to find an ophthalmologist in Singapore but don’t know how to go about it?
Eye sight problems affect thousands in Singapore. In fact, the country has one of the highest rates of short-sightedness (myopia) in the world.
Whatever eye problems are afflicting you, seeing an ophthalmologist early on can help improve your quality of vision (and life) significantly. Choosing the right ophthalmologist is, therefore, a very important decision. To help you out, we’ve put together these three key steps to help you find and choose the best ophthalmologist for you.
1. Obtain Recommendations from Friends and Family
Do you know someone in your immediate family or a friend who has had eye surgery, or wears spectacles or contact lenses? Do you work with a colleague who wears glasses? These people have already consulted with an optician, optometrist or ophthalmologist before so they can give you the best recommendations. Word-of-mouth recommendations are always best as you’ll hear first-hand what it’s like to be treated by the doctor yourself.
2. Check the Singapore National Eye Doctor Directory
This directory lists all the eye specialists in the country. It’s an ideal place to find a specialist as you can see the eye specialist’s qualifications, the institution they work for and the department, and their area of speciality training. You can also click on each doctor’s profile to read more about them and book an appointment if you like what you’ve read about them.
3. Ask a Trusted Doctor of Their Professional Opinion
Once you have chosen an ophthalmologist, you can ask your own doctor what they think professionally of the eye doctor you have chosen. Often times it takes someone else to help you see issues clearly. You can also even ask for a recommendation from your own doctor if they know a competent ophthalmologist in Singapore that they highly recommend.
Singapore has some of the leading eye doctors in the world. Finding a good ophthalmologist isn’t difficult if you follow the three steps outlined above.