The Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Optician

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The Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Optician

The role of an Optician has become hazy over the years and is now typically used to describe all eye specialists, for example, most people who are going to have their eyes checked will usually say something like ‘I am going to the opticians’. However, this isn’t exactly right, in fact when you do go to ‘get your eyes checked’ you will likely see multiple different people and each of these people is likely to have different roles.  1. What is an Optician? An Optician or ‘dispensing optician’ are technicians who are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases....

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