Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Optical Dispenser services
Imperial Optical provides complete optical services to our customers at our seven locations island wide. Look through our different services below for more information.
Ophthalmologist: Total Eye Care
Ophthalmologists are physicians—doctors of medicine (MDs) who proceed further in specializing in eye care, which includes the treatment of eye diseases and the performance of eye surgeries. This consists of medical and surgical training specifically in eye care.
- Vision services, including eye exams
- Medical eye care - for glaucoma, conjunctivitis, iritis, chemical burns, pterygium
- Surgical eye care - for trauma, crossed eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, pterygium
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions related to other diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension
- Eye disease and injury preventive services
Optometrist: Vision Care & Eye Care Services
Optometrists are trained to diagnose and treat vision conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They are trained in prescribing appropriate eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye exercises, low vision aids, and vision therapy.
They are also trained to identify cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and various eye diseases. Optometrists and ophthalmologists sometimes work in the same office and co-manage patients.
- Visual and eye exams, and treatment of conditions such as amblyopia and strabismus (lazy eye)
- Prescribing and fitting glasses and contact lenses
- Diagnosing eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, conjunctivitis, cataracts etc and referring patients to an Ophthalmologist where treatment of such conditions can be achieved
- Eye disease and injury-prevention services
Optician: Optical Dispenser
Optical dispensers interpret optical prescriptions and fit and service optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses.
- Discuss patient's eyewear needs
- Choose the appropriate frame to satisfy patient’s comfort, appearance and prescription requirements
- Discuss and recommend types of lenses and lens enhancements
- Make sure that lenses conform to the prescription of the ophthalmologist (eye specialist) or optometrist
- Shape lenses and fit them to frames, making sure that they meet quality standards
- Ensure that the new eyewear fits correctly and comfortably
- Carry out minor repairs to damaged frames
An optical dispenser works as part of an eye care team, alongside optometrists or ophthalmologists (who issue the optical prescription) and optical mechanics (who make the visual aid or optical appliance).