Consultation with an Optometrist
What is an optometrist?
You may have heard of the term, ‘optician’. There are different types of opticians, those who only measure, fit and dispense your glasses, those who only fit contact lenses in addition to fitting spectacles, and those who do all this and complete a sight test. The latter (i.e. the one that does everything, including your health check) is an optometrist.
An optometrist can do much more than prescribe glasses and contact lenses. They examine the eyes to detect vision problems, injury, eye disease and even some general health problems. They can provide advice on maintaining good eye health and can give you information and help answer questions on all things eye and vision related. Some optometrists have higher qualifications and can prescribe eye drops or even tablets to treat you eye conditions. This allows them to treat eye conditions such as ocular hypertension (high pressure in eyes), glaucoma or red eyes.
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