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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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Willvisual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Willvisual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

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 contacts), most people should be able to see 20/20 or better. ...Read more

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Will visual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Will visual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

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. There are many other factors that determine how well you see: if your retina is healthy and if there are other problems with your cornea or lens. It's possible to have poor visual acuity and yet have no need for glasses. ...Read more

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Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

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. So they charge a little more for them. I consider eyeglass costs way too high for the technology and manufacturing costs, but it is an industry charging what the public will put up with. ...Read more

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How do optician, optometrist, orthoptist and opthamologist differ?

How do optician, optometrist, orthoptist and opthamologist differ?

Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optometrists do not go to medical school, or even pre-med. They go to optometry school where they learn about prescribing eye glasses as well as basic information about diseases of the eye. Opticians go through a certification to learn about glasses. ...Read more

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What instruments measure eye strain?

What instruments measure eye strain?

Symptom: Eye strain is a symptom. There is no " instrument" that measures this. However, if you're having difficulty with your vision and are squinting a lot or are having fatigue as you use your eyes a lot with neat tasks, you need an eye exam to determine if you require glasses. The most common source of "eye strain" is a refractive error which indicates that you may need glasses. At your age presbyopia. ...Read more

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Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more

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Can a local optometrist make special effects contacts?

Can a local optometrist make special effects contacts?

Special effectcontac: This would have to be discussed with the optometrist to determine if he is able to provide you with what you would like. The second issue is why do you want special effect contact lenses? ...Read more

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Can one remove scratches from eyeglasses with polycarbonate lenses?

Can one remove scratches from eyeglasses with polycarbonate lenses?

Not easily: Scratches in polycarbonate lenses involve the removal of plastic in the scratch. To smooth it out you would need to grind this away which would alter the power of the lense and might induce some distortion. Check with an optical shop to see if some correction is possible or replacement is needed. ...Read more

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Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you are better off spending your money on high index glass to minimize the thickness and weight of your glasses. Contact lenses are also a very good option. ...Read more

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How does an eyeglass lens differ from a magnifying glass lens?

How does an eyeglass lens differ from a magnifying glass lens?

Very different: Eyeglass lenses can either magnify, minify (make images smaller) or correct astigmatism. Magnifying glasses are used in readers and prescription lenses for farsighted and presbyopic people, while minifying lenses are used for those with nearsightedness. Also, there can be magnification or minification with astigmatism correction at the same time. Glasses are built specifically for your vision. ...Read more

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Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

They can be: What is comfortable for one patient may not be for another ---all you can do is try them out and see if you like the fit and comfort. ...Read more

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Can I buy contacts and glasses from opticians?

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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Multifocal eyeglasses. Who makes good ones?

Progressive lenses: Spectacle lenses are usually referred to as progressive bifocal lenses if they have an variable or increasing power as you look further down into the lens. Contact lenses and lens implants are usually referred to a multifocal. Nevertheless, we have had excellent results with essilor lenses (varilux) as progressive lenses. ...Read more

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How to get contact lens prescription without a contact lens fitting?

Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Your eyes are so precious, why would you want to take a chance on them? Make sure you get the right kind for your eyes. Make sure there is nothing wrong with them too. Save up a little more and get them fitted the right way. Your eyes are worth it! ...Read more

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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?

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?

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?

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?

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