An optician is a technician who makes and fits eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other optical devices after they have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist (a physician who specializes in medical and surgical care of the eyes, as well as in prevention of eye disease) or optometrist (doctor of optometry who deals with vision problems).
Bradley D. Geller, MD
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6-19 Fair Lawn
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What is an optician?
Laura Fine, MD, Ophthalmology, answered
What types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause eye damage?
HealthyWomen answeredThere are three ranges of UV radiation: UVC, UVB, and UVA. The most damaging form is UVC, but luckily it’s absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere and doesn’t reach us.
Exposure to UVB rays is closely linked with photokeratitis (a kind of sunburn of the cornea), cataracts, pterygium (a white or creamy fleshy growth on the surface of the eye), and a form of eye cancer called squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva (a rare tumor of the surface of the eye).
Although laboratory studies find exposure to UVA rays can damage the retina (the light-sensitive membrane that covers the back of the eye), very little UVA reaches your retina because most is absorbed by other parts of the eye
Should I visit a doctor about seeing light flashes and shadows?
George A. Williams, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartYou need a comprehensive examination by an ophthalmologist. Anytime a person is experiencing flashes of light and floaters, an eye examination is necessary. In fact, a baseline eye examination is important for anyone over the age of 40, even if they have no symptoms at all.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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