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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience in General Practice
Dispenses eye rx: The optician will dispense your eye prescription contacts or glasses. The optician is thus similar to a pharmacist that dispenses your medical presc ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience in Ophthalmology
Optician visit: Do not confuse with Ophthalomologic or Optometric evaluation. Both of these screen for diseases. Optician is concerned only with glasses measurement a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Comfort, durability: Most optical shops make good quality lenses and will remake them if the vision is an issue. You of course want to ask the price. You want to know th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. They have gone through additional certification though.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Technician vs physic: An optician is a technician who makes correction eye glasses, he does not deal with any of the medical or surgical stuff. An optometrist deals with fe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Do they?: Some optometrists want to be "primary eye doctors" and many ophthalmologists feel they are not qualified for this role. Also optometrists expand the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optomet ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Although the optometry lobbies around the country are pushing for more surgical rights, they are not medical doctors, they are not surgeons, they have ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not sure: I do not understand the question but the larger the eye glasses prescription, the poorer the uncorrected vision. With proper correction (glasses or c ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: They vary from state to state.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience in Ophthalmology
After an evaluation: with your eye doctor, they will let you know if you qualify. Important factors are a stable prescription, a thick enough cornea to treat, and no exist ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
A little more: Polycarbonate lenses have a higher index of refraction and can be made a little thinner which lightens the eyeglasses and makes them more comfortable. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optomet ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
O.D., M.D.: A primer on eyecare professionals: opticians are trained and licensed to make prescription eye glasses, while optometrists are doctors who are trained ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Nearsighted eyeglass (or contact) correction will be denoted on the prescription as a (-) power and a number (e.g. -2.75) which would be a nearsighte ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Some optometrists can recognize a cataract while others might not. If you are concerned that a cataract might be present, it is best to see an ophtha ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Optometrists and ophthalmologists do eye examinations. Opticians do not - they deal with the glasses and sometimes, contact lenses.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
No, not always: Visual acuity is a measure of how well you see. In most cases this reflects on what your prescription might be but it can't estimate it exactly. The ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Several: Ophthalmologists attende medical school and receive an md or do degree and then do a residency in ophthalmology. Optometrist do 4 years at an optome ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Manning
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not likely: While lasik and laser eye surgery are fantastic options that can enable a person to have less depenedence on glasses or contacts, not all patients are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glasses -yes: Opticians take an ophthalmologist's prescription and make lenses to fit in your choice of eyeglass frames. In a few jurisdictions they can prescribe ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: Crizal is an anti-reflective and anti-scratch coating that will allow more light through your glasses and make them last longer. It is a reasonable ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or hav ... Read More
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