Evaluating Refractive Error and Prescribing Glasses
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An important part of examination of the eye in many general ophthalmology clinics is to decide on the power of the spectacles the patient requires in case the patient has a refractive error. In health systems where the optometrist do not have a significant presence it is the Ophthalmologists who prescribe the glasses. Prescribing glasses is not just science but also an art. It needs a certain amount of experience and an understanding of the plasticity of the human brain.
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