Q: When should an adult’s eyes be examined?
A: Adult examinations of the eyes should be performed on a regular basis.
High risk adults include:
Q: What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, an optometrist and an optician?
A: An Ophthalmologist (MD) has a medical degree and is licensed to practise medicine and perform eye surgery
Q: What are the medical terms for nearsightedness and farsightedness?
A: The medical term for nearsightedness is myopia, correctable with glasses, contact lenses or, in some cases, refractive surgery (LASIK or Corneal Ring Implants)
Q: What is legal blindness?
A: You are legally blind when the best corrected central acuity is less than 20/200 (perfect visual acuity is 20/20) in your better eye, or your side vision is narrowed to 20 degrees or less in your better eye. Even if you are legally blind, you may still have some useful vision. If you are legally blind, you may qualify for certain government benefits.
If neither of your eyes can see better than 20/60 without improvement from glasses or contacts, you may be defined as visually impaired. In addition, poor night vision, limited side vision, double vision and loss of vision in one eye may also determine visual impairment.
Q: How long for delivery of spectacles?
A: 7 – 10 days
Q: If patient loses spectacles how do you go about getting a replacement?
A: In the information pack you should have received from Visioncall a repair or replacement form to be filled in and sent into branch.