Prescribe corrective lenses


Prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, according to measurements and tests conducted.

Alternative labels

prescribe corrective lense
ordain eyeglasses and contact lenses
prescribe the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses
prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses
prescribe the use of corrective lenses
ordain corrective lenses

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Prescribe corrective lenses is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optometrist: Optometrists examine and test eyes to identify abnormalities, visual problems, or disease. They prescribe and fit lenses such as spectacles and contacts, and offer advice on visual problems. They may also refer patients to a medical practitioner. Their scope of practice and title varies according to national regulations.

Optional skill

Prescribe corrective lenses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Orthoptist: Orthoptists diagnose and treat anomalies of binocular vision. They examine, assess and treat vision impairments, squint, amblyopia and eye motility disorders. Orthoptists apply these methods in particular in the fields of paediatrics, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology, orthoptics, optometry, pleoptics and strabology assessing functional diseases of the eye for improving functional disorders of the visual system. They also provide counselling, preventive measures and training activities and may refract and prescribe glasses, such as prism corrective glasses.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022