Optician

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An optician, or dispensing optician, is a technical practitioner who designs, fits and dispenses corrective lenses for the correction of a person's vision.wikipedia
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Optometry

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Opticians may work independently or dependently with an optometrist or ophthalmologist although some opticians may work in an optical laboratory as a laboratory technical optician.
Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals such as ophthalmologists and opticians to deliver quality and efficient eyecare to the general public.

General Optical Council

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The professional regulation remains with the General Optical Council under the Opticians Act 1989.
The General Optical Council (GOC) is an organisation in the United Kingdom which maintains a register of opticians and regulates the services provided by dispensing opticians and optometrists.

Lensmeter

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The dispensing of eyewear requires the use of a focimeter, or lensometer, to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, properly orient and mark uncut lenses, and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames. The parameters appraised by a lensometer are the sphere, cylinder, axis, add, and in some cases, prism.
It is mainly used by optometrists and opticians to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, to properly orient and mark uncut lenses, and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames.

American Board of Opticianry

To achieve this nationally registered title an optician must achieve a combination of a college education, American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners advanced certifications, or maintain their state license in both eyewear dispensing and contact lens fitting when applicable.
The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) is a national professional organization dedicated to certifying opticians.

Eyeglass prescription

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The parameters appraised by a lensometer are the sphere, cylinder, axis, add, and in some cases, prism.
A dispensing optician will take a prescription written by an optometrist or ophthalmologist and order and/or assemble the frames and lenses to then be dispensed and sold to the patient.

Glasses

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The appliances are mounted either on the eye as contact lenses or mounted in a frame or holder in front of the eye as spectacles or as a monocle.
The world's first spectacle specialist shop opened in Strasbourg (then Holy Roman Empire, now France) in 1466.

Contact lens

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The appliances are mounted either on the eye as contact lenses or mounted in a frame or holder in front of the eye as spectacles or as a monocle.
Prescribing of contact lenses is usually restricted to various combinations of ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians.

Apprenticeship

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Other opticians can apprentice to learn the required skills.
They include for example doctor's assistant, banker, dispensing optician, plumber or oven builder.

Oyoko

In Ghana, opticians are trained at the Optical Technician Training Institute (OTTI) at Oyoko in the Ashanti Region.
One is the Optical Technician Training Institute (OTTI), which is the only school in Ghana for the training of opticians.

Optics

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In Ghana, opticians are trained at the Optical Technician Training Institute (OTTI) at Oyoko in the Ashanti Region.
Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians usually consider an appropriate near point to be closer than normal reading distance—approximately 25 cm.

Henry Lomb

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Henry Lomb (November 24, 1828 – June 13, 1908) was a German-American optician who co-founded Bausch & Lomb (with John Jacob Bausch) and led a group of businessmen to found The Mechanics Institute, the forerunner of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Carl Laubman

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Carl Wilhelm Laubman (11 May 1878 – 8 July 1958) was an Australian optician, inventor, and co-founder of Laubman & Pank.

James Ayscough

James Ayscough (died 1759) was an English optician and designer and maker of scientific instruments.

Achim Leistner

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Achim Leistner is an Australian optician of German origin.

Scientific equipment optician

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* Scientific equipment optician
See also Optician for individuals who make and adjust glasses.

Visual perception

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Opticians determine the specifications of various ophthalmic appliances that will give the necessary correction to a person's eyesight.

Ocular prosthesis

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These devices are called shells or artificial eyes.

Monocle

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The appliances are mounted either on the eye as contact lenses or mounted in a frame or holder in front of the eye as spectacles or as a monocle.

Professional liability insurance

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However, registered opticians have to meet standards of practice and training, commit to ongoing education, hold professional liability insurance and are held to these standards by their respective regulating bodies.

Ophthalmology

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Opticians may work independently or dependently with an optometrist or ophthalmologist although some opticians may work in an optical laboratory as a laboratory technical optician. Opticians determine the specifications of various ophthalmic appliances that will give the necessary correction to a person's eyesight.

Pope Leo X

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Pope Leo X, who was very myopic, wore concave spectacles when hunting and professed they enabled him to see clearer than his cohorts.

Bifocals

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Benjamin Franklin in the 1780s developed the bifocal.

Lorgnette

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The lorgnette, two lenses in a frame the user held with a lateral handle, was another 18th-century development (by Englishman George Adams).

Pince-nez

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Pince-nez are believed to have appeared in the 1840s, but in the latter part of the century there was a great upsurge in the popularity of the pince-nez for both men and women.