How to choose a Calgary optician
Calgary opticians are eye health care professionals. They work with optometrists and
ophthalmologists to ensure that patients receive the right vision care during eye health
exams, surgeries and other related procedures.
Since healthy vision is critical choosing the right optician in Calgary is very important.
The optician must be qualified, trained and have the appropriate experience to diagnose
and treat any vision related problem. The ideal optician genuinely cares about the
patient’s eye health and recommends high quality eye glasses & contact lenses
combined with personalized services.
A word about eye health care professionals
While looking for an optician in Calgary you are likely to come across Optometrists,
Ophthalmologists and Opticians. While optometrists and ophthalmologists have a
doctors’ degree and prescribe eyeglasses, medications and treat eye diseases, the
optician uses their prescriptions to issue the right eye glasses, contact lenses and other
As a health care professional, the optician must have the right credentials to identify eye
problems, prescribe the right treatment and offer proactive care to prevent eye diseases.
Optometrists and ophthalmologists must hold certifications from accredited medical
institutions and licensed to practice by the state board. Ophthalmologists also need the
necessary experience. When you visit the Calgary optician, look for prominently
displayed certificates and licenses.
An eye doctor must be experienced and have the expertise to examine and treat eye
conditions and diseases. Experience backed by knowledge can benefit the patients
significantly. Find out whether the eye doctor takes part in medical research and
education to keep up to date with the latest happenings in the field. This will also
ensure knowledge of new diagnostic techniques and treatments in treating and
correcting vision problems.
The wider the range of services provided by the optician, the better for you since you
can look forward to comprehensive treatment. An optician who specializes in a specific
service will have fewer services. So it is important to find an optician who can take care
of your on-going eye health care needs.
Just as with many other choices, it is a good idea to ask friends, family and co-workers
before selecting your optician. If they like their eye doctor, they will be happy to
recommend them. You can get details about how comfortable they felt, whether they
were satisfied with their services, whether the doctor saw them on time, whether they
conducted a thorough eye health examination and whether they answered all their
queries and concerns satisfactorily.
Make sure you choose a Calgary optician who has the right training to meet your
particular eye care needs. Whether you happen to have complications with vision or
need surgery, or just need prescription lenses, find out ahead to know if the optician is
equipped to offer the treatment options you need.
At the Glenmore Landing Vision Center your eye health and sight are important to us.
Our team of professionals is able to provide thorough vision care for the whole family.
We also provide services like Contact lenses, Optical Lenses, Invisible Progressive
Lenses, Hi-index lenses and more.