Leightons Opticians

 What Does an Optician Do?

A keratometer is a diagnostic instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea, particularly for assessing the extent and axis of astigmatism. It was invented by the French ophthalmologist Samuel Hankins in 1880.

An optician works with a person's vision. They examine the eye to determine the correct lenses needed to improve vision. Optician is an occupation that has been around for centuries.An optician is the name given to people who are trained to fill prescriptions for eye correction in the field of medicine. Eye tests play an important role in determining normal visual development or deterioration in adults and children. Opticians are employed in hospitals, private practice, eye-care centers and a variety of corporations. The duties of an optician revolve around vision correction and patient education. They make contact lenses and glasses using the prescription ophthalmologists and optometrists write for their patients. Opticians are basically of two types, manufacturing opticians and dispensing opticians. Manufacturing opticians deal with grinding the eyeglasses, as per the prescription. Dispensing opticians deal with selling of prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. They also determine the correct measurements and specifications of equipment needed to correct the eyesight of a person.