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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 are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?

What are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?

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

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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

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Are there special services your office offers?

Are there special services your office offers?

See list: There are many special services available in our office including: mohs surgery phototherapy iontophoresis microdermabrasion chemilal peels Botox juvaderm hair removal laser. ...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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Can physician assistants work in a urologist's office?

Can physician assistants work in a urologist's office?

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

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Can you get dental work done at a school for dental assistants and technicians?

Can you get dental work done at a school for dental assistants and technicians?

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 more

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What equipment do crnas assemble for endotracheal intubation?

What equipment do crnas assemble for endotracheal intubation?

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?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Can specialty eyeglasses be made with magnification for distance that work similar to binoculars?

Can specialty eyeglasses be made with magnification for distance that work similar to binoculars?

Not really: If you are looking for a pair of eye glasses that can double as a pair of binoculars, that will not work well. Binoculars are a multi-lens system and therefore would be too bulky to be plausible. ...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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Differences between a general dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant?

Differences between a general dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant?

Training: Dental and orthodontic assistants act as an extra pair of hands for the practitioner. Many tasks performed are the same, many differ. Depends on the needs of the practitioner. ...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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Who repairs medical equipment?

Depends on the equip: Mainly specialists who are familiar with the equipment. Resubmit your question and be a bit more specific as your question is not necessarily medical and I suspect you may be asking something else. Thanks. ...Read more

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