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Is an md not certified in ophthalmology able to write a perscription for eyeglasses?

Is an md not certified in ophthalmology able to 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 more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Ophthalmology (Definition)

Ophthalmology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the eyes, eye muscles, eyelids, laser surgery, lens implants, glasses, contact lenses, eye ...Read more


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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?

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?

Eye doctor: Different states have different laws. Check with your city's board if health as to your eye doctors claim. Ideally it doesn't hurt to get your eyes dilated so that the doctor can check your retina to rule out things like diabetes or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I am going to eye doctor to get glasses, what to expect?

I am going to eye doctor to get glasses, what to expect?

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

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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.

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.

No: No, But if you need glasses, it will certainly help your vision. Let your eye doctor help you with correcting your vision. Glasses are a natural first step. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does an eye doctor cost w/o insurance? Need an exam and probably glasses.

Full eye exam: Can cost anywhere from $75-$115. Optometrists often charge less, but a medical doctor has full training in medical and surgical problems of the eye. ...Read more

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I haven't seen an eye doctor in years and I wear contacts should I see one cause I want glasses now?

I haven't seen an eye doctor in years and I wear contacts should I see one cause I want glasses now?

Yes: Yes. You should see an eye doctor to get eyeglasses and also to check your eyes from any issues related to your contacts. You should see someone on an annual basis. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?

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

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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

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

Maybe: Glasses will correct the rays of lihjt entering the eye allowing them to focus on the ack of the eye. Poorly focused light in the eye may appear as dimness. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more