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Can An Md Not Certified In Ophthalmology Write A Perscription For Eyeglasses
Ophthalmology: Not typically. An ophthalmologist is usually an MD or an DO after he/she completed medical school and then a residency in ophthalmology / eye surgery. An MD without training in ophthalmology is likely not well versed or trained to provide a prescription for eye glasses. Optometrists are also trained for this as well so you are better off looking for a doctor focusing in eye care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eye doctor at a store front business says that it is the law and required to have eyes dilated during a regular eye exam for eyeglasses. Is this true?
You can expect: to have your vision and eye pressure checked. Also, you should expect to have your pupils dilated so they can evaluate the health of your retina and optic nerve. The dilation lasts for several hours afterwards. Some special pictures might be taken as well. Bring your current glasses with you if any, and previous eye exam records if there were any issues. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it risky to use my eye if I need glasses? I obviously need glasses but I haven't been to the eye doctor as yet.
I haven't seen an eye doctor in years and I wear contacts should I see one cause I want glasses now?
Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?
Presbyopia: Is the term which describes the typical age-related development of reading problems. Often, patients who don't need glasses for distance vision can get along with otc readers. This type of glasses is meant to be used only for reading and you won't be able to see distance well through them. Alternatives include half-sized lenses in which you look over the top, or bifocals to wear all the time. ...Read more
I went to eye doctor and to him my sight dims and he said i just need new glasses.Is this true? My vision always dims
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