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Can optometrists from walmart prescribe something for pink eye?

Can optometrists from walmart prescribe something for pink eye?

Possibly: Optometrists, regardless of where they practice, can prescribe certain medications. More importantly, pink eye is a condition that does not respond to current medications because it is viral. There are some conditions that are similar, such as bacterial conjunctivitis and allergies. These can be treated with medication prescribed by an eye doctor. ...Read more

Optometrist (Definition)

Optometrists or doctors of optometry are primary eye care providers along with ophthalmologists. They can prescribe glasses and contacts and diagnose and treat various medical eye conditions. They cannot perform surgery on the eye, only ...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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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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Wanted to know where can I buy juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames at?

Wanted to know where can I buy juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames at?

Online or opticals: Juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames can be purchases online or at most high end optical shops. My wife has one pair and she loves them by the way. ...Read more

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Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

You will need a Rx: You will need a doctor's Rx, but they are available online for almost nothing. ...Read more

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Buying pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness, do I need a prescription?

Depends: Over the counter reading glasses assume both eyes are the same without astigmatic error. This is rarely the case. Frames are also designed for the "average" face and cannot be custom fit to your interpupillary distance. That being sain, there is no harm in trying a pair to see if they work for you. ...Read more

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Any good low prescription/reading glasses sold at local stores?

Any good low prescription/reading glasses sold at local stores?

Some: The optics in most over the counter reading glasses are generally fine. The frames are quite variable especially at the dollar stores. Most pharmacies sell reasonable quality glasses and they are also present at costco and sam's club. Higher end ones, although no better optically are at stores like nordstoms - for the fashion conscious. ...Read more

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What eyeglasses brands are available at wal-mart?

What eyeglasses brands are available at wal-mart?

Medical question ???: The frame styles available at public stores vary by size and location. When you are looking for information about what a store sells, you should direct your questions to your local location. ...Read more

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Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Possibly : It would not be safe for your eyes though! you need to ensure proper fit, so they do not damage your eyes or lead to infections. ...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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Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

NO: You need a refraction or check for glasses which translates into a custom fitted lens for your eyes and this requires a prescription. See your ophthalmologist for one of these. ...Read more

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What are different type of eye doctors. Ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician?

OD, MD: An opthalmologist goes to medical school and gets an md, then spends 4 more years of training in medicine and surgery with 3 years of emphasis on eye treatment and eye surgery. Some ophthalmologists spend additional years in fellowship training. An optometrist goes to a 4 year optometry school and does non-surgical eye treatment, glasses and contact lenses. An optician makes and fits glasses. ...Read more

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Does one need an updated eye prescription to purchase glasses/contacts?

Does one need an updated eye prescription to purchase glasses/contacts?

Yes: Most practioners require an eye exam, refraction and contact lens fitting be done annually in order to receive a contact lens prescription. For glasses, many optical shops will not fill a prescription that is over 6 months old. ...Read more

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Gp or optician for pink eye?

Gp or optician for pink eye?

Not optician: Who fits glasses. Many gps can handle conjunctivitis. Optometrists and ophthalmologists can use a slit lamp to figure out which kind of conjunctivitis it is. ...Read more

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Where can I buy mydriatic eye drops?

Where can I buy mydriatic eye drops?

Pharmacy: Most mydriatic eyedrops (drops that dilate the eyes) are only available at a pharmacy by prescription. A few over the counter drops can dilate the pupil a little in sensitive individuals although that is not the primary goal for these drops. Some street drugs can also dilate pupils but of course these are illegal. ...Read more

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Where can I buy contact lenses online with new prescription?

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Contact lenses: You can buy online from lenscrafters, sears, etc. You can google search for online stores. ...Read more