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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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Opticians (Definition)

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Can you advise me on going to the opticians tomorrow?

Can you advise me on going to the opticians tomorrow?

Optician visit: Do not confuse with Ophthalomologic or Optometric evaluation. Both of these screen for diseases. Optician is concerned only with glasses measurement and fitting. If you have or have a family history of conditions like Diabetes or hypertension, or wish to be screened for glaucoma, macuclar degeneration , etc, you should see Ophthalmologist or Optometerist ...Read more

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What are some good questions for the optician that I should ask?

What are some good questions for the optician that I should ask?

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 the durability of the frame you select as well as the comfort when you wear it. The look is up to you. Also what guarantees will they offer and what are the add ons (extra cost items) like coatings, etc. ...Read more

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Do the asda in-store opticians do exactly the same work as normal opticians?

ABO: American board of opticianry is a body that prescribes what an opticians should know and are examined to get certification. This certification is not universal and many times (most often actually) employers do not encourage it as it would cause their employees to become more "expensive." but it certainly shows their competency. ...Read more

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My optician told me that i'm slightly astigmatic (short sighted version), but what does that really mean?

My optician told me that i'm slightly astigmatic (short sighted version), but what does that really mean?

Astigmatism: Nearsighted astigmatism refers to the curvature of the eye (usually the cornea) that leads to the need for glasses. Astigmatism happens when one curvature of the eye is steeper than the other, like the way a football has a steeper and a flatter curvature. In your case, one curvature is nearsighted and the other is a little steeper, thus having the astigmatism. It is refractive error, not a disease. ...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 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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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