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Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?

Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?

Eye professionals: An optician strictly fits glasses. An optometrist is trained and qualified to do regular eye exams as you describe, along with some eye care. An ophthalmologist is a physician who performs medical and surgical eye care. ...Read more

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What is optician going to do?

What is optician going to do?

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 prescription. ...Read more

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Explain please telemedicine and equipments used for telemedicine?

Explain please telemedicine and equipments used for telemedicine?

Various: Telemedicine utilizes photo and video equipment as well as some robots helping the doctor to examine the patient at distance. In some cases, telemedicine is consultatory and you actually have another health care professional at the other end. Check the following link: http://www.Americantelemed.Org/i4a/pages/index.Cfm?Pageid=3333. ...Read more

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Can optician write presciptions?

Can optician write presciptions?

No: Ophthalmologists are physicians and surgeons for eye disease. Opticians make glasses and in some locales are allowed to fit contact lenses. ...Read more

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What exercise equipment to tone up?

What exercise equipment to tone up?

Many options!: Can be a simple device or none at all. I personally recommend the total gym for simplicity. I am a fan of the airdyne as well. Pneumatic rowing machines will get the job done, and my concept ii rowing machine is the higher end there! but common to all these recommendation is the fact that you can use all extremities at once while exercising at once, and tone up more easily! ...Read more

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What baby-proofing equipment is essential?

What baby-proofing equipment is essential?

Vigilant parents: There are a lot of products for "baby proofing" the house. Some, like stairs guards, are important in certain situations, but common sense and vigilant parents are the most important. ...Read more

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What type of equipment do optometrists use?

What type of equipment do optometrists use?

Standard: Optometrists work from an office with devices to measure eyeglass power, determine that power, and image the eye with magnification and recording. Ophthalmologists have the same and some more advanced equipment because they also do surgery and take care of more complex eye problems. ...Read more

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What equipments are used for eecp treatment?

What equipments are used for eecp treatment?

Expensive equipment: Hello anita -- eecp is a special treatment that simulate walking mechanism and physiology -- so if you can walk on your two feet, my advise is just walk out there and enjoy --. ...Read more

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What specialized tools does an optician have?

What specialized tools does an optician have?

Many: Opticians take the eyeglass prescription and order or make a corrective lens using those numbers. Then the glass is ground to fit the frame you select and adjust to fit your head. The tools include template grinders, lens grinders, tools to adjust the temple pieces and nose pieces and devices to provide proper coatings for the lenses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get HIV from gym equipment?

Is it possible to get HIV from gym equipment?

No: You need blood or semen through a break in your body surface integrity. This is 2013 and this is basic knowledge. If someone told you otherwise, they're deceiving you. If you have the obsessive idea that you will contract HIV from some kind of casual contact, you need to see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional who can help you with this crippling fear. ...Read more

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Can I buy contacts and glasses from opticians?

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 and fit contacts but most cannot do this. In many areas they can take a prescription for contacts and apply them to the eye, or sell the lenses based solely on that prescription. ...Read more

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Can optician give advice on visual disturbances?

Can optician give advice on visual disturbances?

Yes bet . . .: Opticians are skilled craftsman that construct eyeglasses and deal with the mechanics of lenses. They are not medical doctors. However they have seen many eye patients and might have some thoughts on a visual disturbance. They cannot actually diagnosis and certainly cannot treat these condtions. Only an ophthalmologist is the best to do this. ...Read more

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What's the best play equipment for our backyard?

What's the best play equipment for our backyard?

No perfect answer: Play equipment depends on the age of your children and your involvement. No equipment is absolutely always risk free. Some equipment, such as trampolines, have higher risk if not properly supervised. Generally, the standard equipment, if well designed and properly assembled, is safe and helps children develop useful talents. They are all superior to video games and tv! ...Read more

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What is used to sterilize colonoscopy equipment?

What is used to sterilize colonoscopy equipment?

Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...Read more

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What's the accuracy of puff machines in opticians?

What's the accuracy of puff machines in opticians?

Reasonable: They are screening devices that are reasonably accurate. If the result is high, then the pressure should be checked with a more accurate technique, like applanation tonometry. ...Read more

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How can a teen get bigger biceps without equipment?

How can a teen get bigger biceps without equipment?

Push ups: Push ups develop the whole upper body and can be done anywhere. So can chin ups or just lifting weights that are in every day items....Bricks that weigh a couple pounds. Rock climbing, etc are activities that an develop upper body. ...Read more

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What adaptive equipment can help an autistic toddler?

What adaptive equipment can help an autistic toddler?

Adaptive equipment: is tailored to level of function & need for supports in social communication, receptive/expressive language, self-help/adaptive, fine motor & other areas in a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder; e.g., a picture-exchange program to promote communication of needs, available on iPads & notebooks. Behavioral & educational therapy for the child's developmental age remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more