Quality standards of ophthalmic equipment

Description

The various national or international quality standards for ophthalmic equipment (glasses, lenses, etc) such as ISO 10685-1:2011.

Alternative labels

quality standard of ophthalmic equipment
ophthalmic quality standards
national and international quality standards of ophthalmic equipment

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Quality standards of ophthalmic equipment is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optician: Opticians help to improve and correct an individual’s vision according to prescriptions provided by a specialised doctor in ophthalmology or an optometrist. They fit spectacle lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to the specifications of both the individual and the prescription. Opticians do not test patients vision nor write prescriptions for visual correction. Their scope of practice varies according to national regulations.
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 knowledge

Quality standards of ophthalmic equipment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Quality standards of ophthalmic equipment – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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