Friday, January 20, 2012
Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance. Based on vision tests, an eye care professional prescribes the optimum lenses to help sharpen vision. Having the right lenses is critical to seeing and experiencing life to the fullest.
I have worn glasses for many years. I think I was 10 when I got my first pair. Being a kid, it's tough to wear glasses. Especially while you are playing sports (I was a soccer goalie!!)
My Husband has been wearing glasses just as long. We both are somewhat experts!! Or so we thought!!
Zeiss Vision has a great website with learning tools to teach you all the things you need to know about your eyes, and what your eye doctor should be looking for.
They list the facts you need to know about Vision and Lenses, including the three o's-
a.An Optometrist performs eye examinations and writes prescriptions for corrective lenses. Most Optometrists can diagnose and treat many medical eye conditions and prescribe certain medications.
b.An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor treating the full range of eye diseases and conditions. Ophthalmologists perform surgery for cataracts and other eye conditions.
c.An Optician fills the prescription from the optometrist or ophthalmologist and specializes in fitting eyeglasses and providing lenses to correct vision problems.
The website also lists everything you need to know to prepare you for your next eye exam.
Head over to Zeiss' Educational Tools website to learn more, and better educate yourself.
**All opinions expressed are 100% my own. This post was written on behalf of Zeiss and Mom Select.**