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There are few things the general public must know after getting their eyes checked and before getting their eyeglasses made. Eyeglasses can be equally bad, faulty and uncomfortable if they are not made correctly. Making and fitting corrective eyeglasses is always a tricky thing. There are few mandatory steps that must be followed while making eyeglasses to provide with maximum benefits. Ophthalmic Dispensing covers all these mandatory steps that are required to make and fit spectacles.
What is Ophthalmic Dispensing?
- Measurement of face and frame eg. distance between two eyes (PD), frame’s arm’s length (temple length), etc.
- Recommending appropriate type of corrective spectacle lens and frames depending upon the patient’s age, profession, daily routine, prescription, skin allergies and patient’s desire, etc.
- Reconfirmation of the power of lenses to be fit according to prescription and lens marking.
- Fitting the lenses correctly according to the measurements taken.
- After the spectacle is made, double-checking every measurement is correct before giving the spectacles to the patient.
Why is ophthalmic dispensing necessary?
- Poor eyesight.
- Eye ache (pain).
- Eye strain.
- Inability to wear the spectacles for a longer period.
- Double vision.
- More comfortable taking off spectacles than wearing them, etc.
These are very easy signs that everyone can notice after wearing the newly made spectacles. If none of these upper mentioned signs occurs, the spectacles are made correctly. However, some higher power lenses can still cause such problems even if they are made correctly, but they disappear within a few days. If you have these problems after wearing the new spectacles and continue to have them even after a good few days, then there must be something to review in the newly made spectacles.
Who are the most affected?