Don’t feel silly or sheepish if you simply prefer a female eye doctor. In fact, you’re not alone. Kids often prefer the softer voice of a female, women often feel more comfortable speaking with another woman, and men may appreciate the approach of their female eye care professional. Studies consistently show children have a clear preference for seeing female doctors.
It’s clear, just as in any profession, the “the best” optometrists (or health care professionals in general) are the most knowledgeable, skilled and experienced. Yet people often do have a preference. These preferences have various foundations that may include past experiences, religion and culture. Often, patients can’t really explain it, it “just is” and feel a certain comfort level.