[Homestead] was Dr. Dr. Give me some news, now bad behavior in the medical field
indexer at fairpoint.net
Tue Dec 23 16:24:36 EST 2008
>>> In almost all states the optometrist/ophthalmologist must provide
>>> youwith your prescription and the optician you last saw must
>>> provideyou with the physical measurements needed for visual
>>> corrections ONYOUR REQUEST.
>> You can also get someone else to make them; they are simple measurements, not rocket science. Here's what I did, in Maine, but doesn't matter the state
The measurements you need are not normally part of the script. Go back
and re-read what I wrote before, Bev, about how to proceed.
> Apparently, an ophthalmologist only has to provide the prescription and
> not the measurements. An optometrist would have to do both.
No. The *optometrist* can examine/assess the physical characteristics
of the eye and write scripts for corrective lenses. He can only treat
physical issues of the eye, say prescribe exercises for 'lazy eye', etc,
but cannot prescribe for diseases of the eye, and while many of them are
quite knowlegable, technically is not supposed to diagnose disease,
either, but is to refer that on to an ophthalmologist. The
*ophthalmologist* can do all that plus examine for and assess disease
processes of the eye and surrounding structures and write scripts for
corrections, as well as is allowed to treat diseases of the eye
(surgery, medication regimes, etc). The *optician*'s only function is
to fit and make eyeglasses/other eye-related correctives. So he
measures for frames, grinds and installs lenses, etc. I used to
remember that junk in the beginning this way: shortest name, least
work/responsibility, thru the middle, to the longest name, most work, etc...
So Bev, the optician is the one who has those measurements, not the
optometrist. Just call the optician as above (they are sometimes a part
of an optometrist or opthalmology office but the records you in most
states have to by law be kept by the optician, the outfit that fits you
for and makes up the glasses. Those measurements, short of surgery on
the scull or something, don't change, so just call the last one you used.
And like I said before, you don't even have to have get those
measurements from the optician if you don't want to fool with it; Ron
can do them. If you have the script in hand you have all you really
have to have from them, and it sounds like you do, just call Zenni's 800
number and they will walk you through it on the phone; they've
successfully walked our MR clients through it for a couple of years now;
I'm sure they can handle folks like us too :-)
I think I told you Rae took two pairs of her clients' Zenni glasses to
be checked for accuracy and they were right on. I didn't have mine
checked ($$) but they certainly seem fine.
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