Optometry - is the area of ophthalmology, in which are developed a variety of methods used to determine the optical defects of eyes in order to further correction by optical means. more
Optometrist - a specialist in the field of health care, the main work which is the study of visual functions (visual acuity, specificity perception of light, color and shape), and its correction.
Optometrist not only produces glasses, but also helps them correctly to pick up client. Working with special equipment, it checks the visual acuity of the patient and makes all the necessary measurements.
Optometrists provide to patients assistance in diagnosis, prevention and correction of vision using professional equipment and, if necessary, sent to the ophthalmologist to undergo further research. They also prescribe certain measures for the correction and treatment of eye diseases.
They are engaged in the primary diagnosis of eye diseases, and many of them - and their conservative (medicinal) treatment. It is primarily concerned with diseases of the anterior part of the eye and glaucoma, astigmatism and myopia (nearsightedness). He checks the condition of the cornea, lens, vessels, if necessary, measures the intraocular pressure.
Determination of visual impairment requiring treatment by medical workers;
Examination of view with the help specialized technics;
Advice on the use of contact lenses, eyeglasses;
Help in the selection of contact lenses and spectacle frames and insert the lenses in the frame; Appointment of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other correction methods or improve vision;
Recommendations for solving vision problems caused by environmental influences and lifestyle;
Referral to the ophthalmologists.
Work optometrist is also a adjustment of glasses, contact lenses and other optical auxiliary means for the particular customer, as well as their manufacturing and repair.
In which cases should refer to an Optometrist?
If a person has vision problems, or he wants to acquire new glasses / contact lenses, he will need in assistance to the Optometrist, who examines visual acuity, evaluates the status of of view and decides which auxiliary means pick up for a patient.
To determine the correct glasses and contact lenses optometrist uses the most modern technology. If necessary, it sends the client for further examination to the eye doctor.
Age farsightedness (presbyopia) is associated with the seal lens of the eye (loss of elasticity), as well as his inability to focus vision on subjects, from close range. Eye muscles get tired and weaken. Characterized by the following symptoms:
You are no longer able to read the fine print as before;
«Illness of short-hand": order to read the fine print, we have to push back the paper away from the eyes;
You find it difficult to read in dim lighting, you need more light than before;
Your eyes get tired quickly and redden;
You suffer from headaches.
With such complaints should consult with an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist, who will check your eyes and, if necessary, appoint a reading glasses.