Clicking on web element is too slow using selenium-webdriver

I am trying to click an anchor link using selenium web driver in eggplant functional, and it is taking over 10 seconds to respond.
Is Selenium slow, or is my code wrong?

// It takes around 14 second
set searchIcon to FindElement (WebXPath:"//button[@id=‘lookahead-search’]")
Click searchIcon

// this one takes around 10 second
Click {WebXPath:"//button[@id=‘lookahead-search’]"}

I’m running version 20.1.0. Is there any way I could do it faster?