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Optometry Office Design
Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?
Optometry/optician #: Premium Digital Opto Extreme PAL, as a prescription lens that was purchased for eyeglasses, stands for what manufacturers name?
This is just : The name of the type of lens that was prescribed. It has no manufacturer name mentioned. ...Read more
Patient protection: Instruments that physically contact the patient are cleaned and usually sterilized in between patients. Instruments that do not touch the patient are cleaned for functionality and are sterilized usually once per day. These are the rules for an ophthalmological office. Optical shops have less stringent criteria and many are part of industrial chains with lax rules related to patient protection. ...Read more
Don't think so: would need chart /physical exam , all labs , check with admin. ...Read more
Yes: Many urologists hire pa's to help them see their patients. They work under the direct supervision of the urologist according to state regulatory guidelines. Each state regulation may be different. ...Read more
No: If it is only assistants and technicians, no, unless they have a dentist present to do the work or diagnosis. The assistant, if certified in that state can only assist the doc, place a filling under docs supervision, or polish the teeth. They are not legally allowed to clean your teeth where most of the plaque and tartar is present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: Intubation by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist is always done with careful preparation: suction equipment, a laryngoscope, different sizes of breathing tubes. Sometimes a fiberoptic scope or other advanced airway equipment is necessary. Anesthesia training prepares the team to assess the patient's airway and have all the proper equipment necessary for safe care. ...Read more
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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
Can specialty eyeglasses be made with magnification for distance that work similar to binoculars?
Are optometrists trained to detect eye cancers by checking a dilated eye? My regular eye exams are carried out by optometrists per my insurance reqs.
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
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