Ohio Eye Care: Talking to Your Eye Specialist
- Posted on: Mar 15 2013
Like all relationships, a good doctor-patient relationship is all about working together to achieve the best possible goal. For Dr. Philip Roholt, that would be optimum eye health. He and his team at the Roholt Vision Institute recognizes the importance of communication in building a solid doctor-patient relationship. This premier Ohio LASIK center provides state-of-the-art eye care complemented with highly experienced doctors and a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
On your initial visit at the clinic, you need to ask the right questions concerning your disease/disorder, treatment, and the tests you need to undergo. Below is a guide to help you communicate better with your eye doctor.
About the Diagnostic Tests
What kind of tests should I have?
How should I prepare for these tests?
Do these tests have risks or side effects?
What results should I expect?
Will I need further tests?
About the Disorder or Disease
What is my diagnosis?
What are the possible causes of the condition?
Could the condition be treated?
Do I need to make changes in my lifestyle?
How will this current condition affect my future health?
What symptoms should I look for? Should I notify you right away if they occur?
If you still have trouble understanding your doctor’s answers, you might want to try the following:
1. Take notes.
2. Have a friend or family member to stay with you during the consultation.
3. Ask the question again.
4. Ask the doctor to provide you with a printed informative material about your condition.
5. Ask other members of the doctor’s team such as nurses, laboratory technicians and pharmacists.
Roholt Vision is dedicated to advanced laser, surgical, and medical eye treatment with locations in Canton, Canfield, and Alliance, Ohio. We specialize in vision correction surgery including LASIK, phakic lens implants (Visian ICL™), and presbyopia implants. As the leader in refractive, cataract and implant surgeries in Northeast Ohio, we aim to provide individualized eye care treatments complemented with the most advanced technologies.
Contact any of our three offices today for a personal consultation — call us at 330-305-2200 or fill out these patient forms. We look forward to your visit!