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When searching for an ophthalmologist, remember to talk to several before deciding on the right one for you. The following is a list resources for you to utilize in your search:
-Ask family members and friends who they use, or request a name from your physician.
-Ask your insurance company, as they may specific ophthalmologists that you are required to see.
-Contact your state or county association of ophthalmologists. They may have a list of ophthalmologists and their experience along with specialties.
-The American Academy of Ophthalmology has an online find an MD site. This will help you find doctors in your state. http://www.aao.org/eyemd_disclaimer.cfm
-The International Society of Refractive Surgery has a comprehensive list of ophthalmologists who perform refractive eye surgery. http://www.locateanisrsdoctor.com/
-Administrators in Medicine and the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors has a webpage where you can look up any information on malpractice suits brought towards doctors. http://www.docboard.org/
-It is always a good idea to speak with several doctors and visit their offices before making a final decision.