Dispensing opticians help fit eyewear and contact lenses to ensure patients’ corrective eyewear meets their vision correction needs. Dispensing opticians receive customer’s prescriptions, measures the patient’s facial features, and helps select appropriate lenses, frames, or contact lenses. They also educate customers about how to best care for their glasses or contact lenses.
Optometrists are a specially trained health care professional who receives a four-year Doctor of Optometry degree.
They are responsible for the main vision correction, and screen for advanced medical conditions of the eye, like glaucoma or complications of diabetes.
Furthermore, optometrists may treat patients who have limited sight and provide pre-and post-operative care after patients’ undergo eye surgery.