Health Tip: Finding an Eye Doctor

August 18, 2005-- Posted at 1:30 PM CDT

(HealthDayNews) -- Regular eye exams are key to maintaining healthy eyes.

The National Eye Institute offers these tips for finding the right eye-care professional:

  • Ask family and friends about ophthalmologists or optometrists they use.
  • Ask your family doctor for a recommendation.
  • Contact a state or county association of ophthalmologists or optometrists.
  • Ask your insurance company whether it has a list of eye-care professionals covered under your plan.

 -- Felicity Stone

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