Many people like to choose their eye doctor based on the school from which he or she graduated. Some patients prefer an eye doctor that has gone to an ivy league school for both undergraduate school and graduate school, while others like an eye doctor that has gone to graduate school at an ivy league school. Using the school that the doctor graduated from is a good indicator of how much a doctor knows about vision care. However, looking at only the school the doctor went to is obviously not a good indicator of what type of personality the doctor will have.
There are also a fair amount of people who do not put a lot of emphasis on where their optometrist went to school, but they do care about the personality their doctor has. Some doctors can be short with their patients and not as personable as others. Some doctors may be shy and therefore may not be able to explain any procedures or diagnosis as well as someone with an outgoing personality. Some people like an optometrist who just tells them what they need to know and then moves onto the next patient so the yearly check-ups are quick and simple. Others like to have a more personal relationship with their eye doctor and therefore they like someone who is more chatty and someone who can go into great detail about their diagnosis. The best way to select a doctor based on personality is to ask friends and family for recommendations and then go to two or three different doctors and select from there.
It is important for people to be able to count on their optometrist for a proper diagnosis and in case of an emergency. Some people like to choose their eye doctor by only looking at the school the optometrist attended. Others like to select an eye doctor based on the doctor’s personality. It is best to remember that selecting an eye care doctor is your personal choice and you need to make sure you can be comfortable with the doctor you choose.