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When getting contacts will the optician give you a prescription for the best possible vision?

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No.

An optician cannot provide a patient with a prescription for contact lenses.
Only an optometrist (o.D.) or ophthalmologist (M.D.) can provide you with a prescription for contact lenses that should be for the best possible vision. An optician can fill a prescription for glasses/contact lenses. An optician is mostly trained in the dispensing of spectacles based on a prescription by an o.D or M.D.

In brief: No.

An optician cannot provide a patient with a prescription for contact lenses.
Only an optometrist (o.D.) or ophthalmologist (M.D.) can provide you with a prescription for contact lenses that should be for the best possible vision. An optician can fill a prescription for glasses/contact lenses. An optician is mostly trained in the dispensing of spectacles based on a prescription by an o.D or M.D.
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
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Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Peter Francis
Dr. Peter Francis
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

An optician does not fit contact lenses.
An ophthalmologist or an optometrist will advise, fit and write a prescription for your contact lenses. Good luck.

In brief: No

An optician does not fit contact lenses.
An ophthalmologist or an optometrist will advise, fit and write a prescription for your contact lenses. Good luck.
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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