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What Should I Do To Prepare For An Eye Exam
An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more
You get what you pay: Consider the employment decisions made by a graduate of an optometry trade school. Should i set up my own office? Work with another optometrist? Oh gosh, no one will have me so i guess i will work for wal mart. So you get the inadequate exam that an optom gives anyway, from the least consequential of them. You could see an ophthalmologist - right? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Eye examination is to detect problems and improve the vision with refraction. The time intervals vary with age, pre-existing eye condtions and systemic diseases. The intervals will vary based upon these. Beware of those who would schedule examinations too frequently in order to sell you more optical aids or perform lucrative tests. ...Read more
Possibly: Commonly the eyes are dilated to get a good look at the back by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist -right? The only medical/surgical trained eye care person). Dilated eyes do not focus as well, especially at near. The focus will be restored after 4-8 hours when your bodily chemistry eliminates the dilating chemical. ...Read more
MD or OD: Ophthalmologists are mds. Optometrists are optometry doctors. Usually the fees for mds are higher, although insurances reimburse the same. An ophthalmologist goes to medical school 8 years and then 1+3 years of residency before specialization. Optometrist go to school 6 years after high school. Varying cost may include some doctors that dilate the pupil the first exam and thus the cost is more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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