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Can a Healthy Diet Prevent Cataracts?
Age-related cataract is a leading cause of blindness in the world today. Currently, the only treatment for cataracts is surgical removal of the cloudy lens, which typically is then replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) during the cataract surgery.
There are three main types of professional eye care specialist in the eye field. They are the ophthalmologist, the optometrist and the optician.You can read all about their differences here Types of eye professional.
The optometrist is inbetween the opthalmologist and the optician. The optician is akin to the midwife
The optometrist and the optician prescribe and fit eyeglasses while the opthalmologist is a consulting eye surgeon.
The fitting of eyeglasses is a very important part of the eye care business. If your glasses are not fitted and adjusted properly , you may encounter giddiness, fainting spells and headaches.
You can check your eyeglasses by putting them on a flat surface .If you have those conditions and do not know if your glasses are properly aligned or not , pop into your friendly optical outlet and asked them to service the glasses. Too tight or too loose can cause problems to the wearer.
There are people who have ears that are not balanced. One side is higher than the other.They may not be aware of it. There are people whose face or the shape of their head is not normal.They need to have their eyeglasses adjusted accordingly for comfortable wear
Look out for those optical outlets that have been in operation for a long time because they have more experience in adjusting eyeglasses.
Adjusting eyeglasses is an art and you cannot learn everything about this topic from the university but only from the university of hard knocks.
The eyeglass fashion frames are constantly changing and new styles are introduced.
Like every industries or service, there are the good and the bad .Sometimes ,you may get a wrong prescription from a qualified practitioner.
A qualified optometrist or opthalmologist does not mean that he is always correct .He is only human.The customer is always right.It is what the customer wants that is important.
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How to read the eyeglass prescription slip.