3 Reasons Why Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center is Right for You

Choosing an eye doctor can be a laborious task. After all the only thing more precious than your eyesight is your time. There are many factors that go in to making a decision but at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center these three top the rest.

Before you begin your journey, you’ll want to check with your insurance to see a list of who’s in your coverage network. From that list of doctors, you’ll can use these three factors to narrow your search:

1. Experience

Check online with professional organizations like the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association to learn more about the specialties and experience levels of the doctors you’re considering. You can even check the American Board of Medical Specialties to verify that the doctor is certified.

You’d be amazed what information you can find online by doing a Google search. However, Google doesn’t have all the answers. Take that extra step by calling eye doctor offices with specific questions like, “how many procedures has (name of doctor) done?”

Our doctors here at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center have seen 250,000 patients in the last 16 years!

Dr. Swale practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on small-incision, no stitch cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. He has performed over 12,000 procedures including over 500 implantable contact lenses (ICL) and 10,000 cataract surgeries. He has even been featured in LENSAR, a company that makes lasers for cataract surgery.

Dr. Nicholson has been an optometrist at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson for 16 years and has performed thousands of comprehensive eye exams. Nicholson specializes in contact lenses.

Dr. LoConte has been published in the Journal of Glaucoma. He has performed 30,000 patient exams during his time at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center and has played a major role in detecting Glaucoma, Diabetes, and Macular Degeneration.

2. Technology

The next thing you want to look for in an eye doctor is the technology he or she uses. Check the website of the office or eye center for a list of the technologies they use during eye exams and other procedures. If they don’t have them listed on their website, you may need to visit the office or call ahead and ask if they have take-home literature on the technologies they use.

At Fisher-Swale-Nicholson we have the most advanced technology to ensure the highest level of safety. Some of the machines we use for different procedures include:

  1. Cassini
  2. Excimer laser
  3. Customvue
  4. Optovue OCT
  5. IOL Master and several more

3. Free Screenings

This isn’t something every eye doctor’s office offers, but it’s an important thing to look for when weighing your options.

At Fisher-Swale-Nicholson we perform a comprehensive and precise diagnostic screening to see if you are a candidate for one of our elective procedures because we believe in our patients making well-informed decisions.

If you are looking to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts, why not take advantage of our free refractive screening?

As much as research informs and narrows down the list of which eye doctor to make an appointment with, it’s meeting with them that will confirm who is a good fit for you. This might mean meeting with more than one eye doctor for comparison. But that’s ok because your eye health is key to a long and happy life. Taking the time to find a good eye doctor you trust is always worth it.