What does an optometrist do?
And, if you need them, they’ll prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
Moreover, they can also recommend eye strengthening exercises and vision therapy to improve your sight.
What does a dispensing optician do?
What problems can my dispensing optician help me with?
- If you have a squint or a head tilt, your dispensing optician will be able to determine where to place the optical centre on your lenses. Lining this up precisely with your eyes will help you see more clearly.
- They can take measurements of your eyes and advise you on the type of varifocal lenses that will best suit you, including tints and coatings.
- Dispensing opticians are able to find the lenses that fit into your chosen frames as some lenses fit more easily into certain frames than others.
- They can make adjustments to ensure your frames are comfortable and fitted properly to avoid discomfort.
- They give advice on a wide range of specialist lenses and eyewear such as sunglasses and can fit and supply contact lenses.
- They can provide you with low vision aids such as magnifiers and magnifying reading glasses to help you make the most of the vision you have.
- A dispensing optician is also able to give you advice on how to treat eye conditions such as dry eye.
- Only a fully qualified dispensing optician is legally allowed to supply and/or fit glasses to a child or person who is partially sighted.
It is always recommended that if you have any vision problems you see both your optometrist and dispensing optician, in order to get the best care and vision aids for you.
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