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Generally, opticians will test your sight and examine the health of your eyes. Some types of optician are trained to recognise abnormalities and diseases that are revealed in the eye, such as diabetes and glaucoma. After testing your eyes, if needed, some Opticians will also fit and supply spectacles to a prescription.
What can I expect from my Optician?
Am I entitled to a free NHS sight test?
What is a Diabetic Local Scheme?
How do I complain about an Optician?
What is the difference between an Optometrist and an Optician?
Should children have eye tests?
General Optical Council
Optical vouchers values and charges (HC12 leaflet) The Eyecare Trust
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Optical Consumer Complaints Service
Patient information leaflets from the Royal College of Opthalmologists
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