Researching treatments of Keratoconus is no different than researching any other condition. First you must fully understand the condition before you can go any further. There are several places that will give you the perfect technical terminology for Keratoconus. But the truth is you probably don’t want to hear all that. Looking for an explanation you can understand is very important. Just as important as finding a doctor who will explain to you in terms you can understand.
Tip 1: Be sure that your physician is a doctor for the patients first: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If they give you an answer you cannot understand – Ask Again! It is your health on the line. It is important that you know what to expect and what is going on with your body, not whether you upset your doctor.
Finding reliable information is a big step to researching your condition. You must feel comfortable with the level of experience & education your source has. Don’t be afraid to ask, or research them. This will ensure you are getting the best quality and the newest information available.
Tip 2: Be sure to ask for all your treatment options: No matter how old or new they maybe it is [once again] your health on the line. Be sure you have explored every option and are comfortable before pursuing any treatment option.
Visit more than one office. If you are trying to determine where to go for treatment, don’t just accept what you read or what other say. Explore a few offices. Walk in, how do you feel there? Is the staff pleasant? How do they feel about you being there, are they open? Do they answer your questions without hesitation? Researching your treatment center should not be just about what you read, it should be about how your feel- and your comfort where you are being treated.
Tip 3: Be sure to ask about the staff’s Experience: Asking how long they have been there is a good conversation starter. Don’t just pick your treatment center based on your friends referral. Take your time and be sure its a clinic for you. Take an active part in your vision care.
Dr.Phil’s Show. The Doctor’s educates about Keratoconus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UJPr0694gA
For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association
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