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Old 08-02-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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Hi!

We just moved to Cary and my daughter is in need of a good eye doctor. She currently wears glasses and needs an updated exam. Does anyone have any recommendations? I hate to just pick one out of the phone book, but I've asked neighbors and haven't had any luck.

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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We live in Cary but went over to Raleigh to see Dr. Jeffrey Board at Raleigh Eye. Raleigh Eye Center - R. Jeffrey Board, MD
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I see Dr. Ken Rousselo O.D. at PrestonOptometry (dot com) at Preston Corners (Cary Parkway and High House Road).
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Try Cary Eye Care Center across from the mall.
Spent yrs going to a pediatric eye doctor in Raleigh- nice big place, huge play center in the office, nice staff- thought we were lucky to find him. Found out yrs later that I had wasted all that time and that my son almost lost his sight because he didn't have surgery done back when he was seeing the Raleigh pediatric eye doctor. Luckily we were sent to a great specialist out of the area and traveled there just in time.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Try Cary Eye Care Center across from the mall.
Spent yrs going to a pediatric eye doctor in Raleigh- nice big place, huge play center in the office, nice staff- thought we were lucky to find him. Found out yrs later that I had wasted all that time and that my son almost lost his sight because he didn't have surgery done back when he was seeing the Raleigh pediatric eye doctor. Luckily we were sent to a great specialist out of the area and traveled there just in time.
This makes a great point. When it comes to doctors, the things that we non-doctors can qualify might reflect on the doctor's bedside manner and social skills, not their skills as a doctor. Someone you think is a great guy and a good doctor, good with the kids, seems thorough, may have no idea what they're doing.

My (imperfect) strategy is to ask doctors who they use or would use. They're the ones who are in surgery or in meetings with these doctors and know whether they actually know what they're doing, or whether they're quacks who you want to keep as far away from you as possible. It's not a foolproof strategy, and it helps that my wife is an OB (she knew who to get as an OB, at least), but it's a more informed opinion than the man-on-the-street.

Non-doctors with serious chronic conditions who therefore have extensive experience with doctors, or who are qualified in other ways, can give good recommendations. But it's tough for most people to accurately assess the qualifications of doctors.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Best Doctors, which polls physicians nationwide, received record responses for the 2008-09 list. Doctors are asked whom they would choose if they or a member of their family needed a specialist. Fewer than 5% of North Carolina's 29,000 licensed physicians made the list

Here are optometrists in the area that made the list for Best Doctors for 2008 in North Carolina

OPHTHALMOLOGY
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Natalie A. Afshari | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
R. Rand Allingham | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Sanjay Asrani | Duke University Eye Center of Cary | Cary
Dorothy Bell | North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat | Durham
Edward G. Buckley | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Pratap Challa | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Kenneth L. Cohen | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine | Chapel Hill
Jonathan J. Dutton | UNC Eye Clinic | Chapel Hill
Sharon Fekrat | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
W. Craig Fowler | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine | Chapel Hill
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill
Leon W. Herndon | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Glenn J. Jaffe | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Terry Kim | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Paul P. Lee | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Brooks Walton McCuen II | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Travis A. Meredith | UNC Eye Clinic | Chapel Hill
Prithivi Mruthyunjaya | Duke Eye Center | Durham
Eric A. Postel | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Cynthia A. Toth | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Robin Vann | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
Best Doctors for North Carolina 2008

I highlighted the one in Cary for you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Best Doctors, which polls physicians nationwide, received record responses for the 2008-09 list. Doctors are asked whom they would choose if they or a member of their family needed a specialist. Fewer than 5% of North Carolina's 29,000 licensed physicians made the list

Here are optometrists in the area that made the list for Best Doctors for 2008 in North Carolina.
Interesting resource, thanks. I also find it interesting that they're all university-affiliated. Maybe most of the optho practices in the area are? And you'd of course want to check to insure that they aren't simply experts of some subspeciality which wouldn't make them a good choice for your own particular needs.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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I thought the original poster was asking for a doctor for a child. I could be wrong. But if that is the case, then the list in Best Doctors is different.

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Sandra M. Brown | Cabarrus Eye Center | Concord
Edward G. Buckley | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Stephen Anthony Daugherty | Horizon Eye Care | Charlotte
Laura B. Enyedi | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Sharon F. Freedman | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
David A. Johnson | Eye Associates of Wilmington | Wilmington
Timothy G. Saunders | Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates | Charlotte
David K. Wallace | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
Richard G. Weaver Jr. | Wake Forest University Eye Center | Winston-Salem
Terri L. Young | Duke University Eye Center | Durham
William O. Young | Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates | Greensboro


The recommendation I gave earlier came from a pediatrician in town who uses Dr. Board for her own children. I know a fair number of doctors locally, so my search method is always to ask a doctor as well. But I'm sure there are many good doctors in the Triangle; we're blessed that way here. My personal preference is to use someone trained in pediatric ophthalmology for my children.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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Duke Pediatric Eye Center! They are wonderful!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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Thank you all so much, your wealth of information is extremely helpful. You have a good point about looks vs. credentials, and asking another doctor is a great idea. I'm glad I stumbled onto this site, it sure beats choosing from a phone book! Thanks again
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