Ophthalmology & Optometry/blepharitis

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Thanks for service. I noticed some mild crushing of the eye lids blepharitis and did some googling looked like blepharitis . Did the baby shampoo this morning got a bit in my eye (it hurt a bit )and since thenI have intermittent blurry eye .


Other symptoms : feeling of something in eye/burning sensation etc. What should I do ? did the shampoo irritate it further?

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Anta,

Thank you so much for the question. Occasional mild crusting isn't a major issue in an otherwise health individual. The shampoo can have a very different PH than your eye and be an irritant. The good news is that is is likely nothing serious. If I experienced the irritation, mild crusting, AND blurry vision, I would see an eye doctor. If it is an infection you want to treat it early, like any disease or illness, and understand what caused it.

Here in the US we have Doctors of Optometry. They are not medical doctors (MD's) but on the whole are much better trained and have greater hands on experience than a doctor who does surgery or who has a general medical practice. A further distinction from other optical trades and professions would be that unlike an optician, or maker and fitter, of eyeglasses, lenses, and frames, optometrists can prescribe and teat various diseases of the eye.

I personally would see an optometrist for any eye related injury that didn't require a trip to the emergency room of a hospital. They are fantastic value for the money they charge and can do way more than most people realize.  

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Eye Glasses: fit, adjustment, and function Frames and Lenses: materials, benefits, limitations,progressive vs. bi-focal and adaptation Contact Lenses: tips on wearing, insertion and removal, comfort and proper cleaning and care Visual Complaints: Whether you have a history of unresolved visual complaints, never had a pair of glasses “feel right” or “I saw better out of my old pair” I can help troubleshoot visual complaints resulting from new glasses by determining, based on your observations and feelings, what the likely causes are and explaining them to you in a way that gives you a clear understanding and a shorter adaptation period. Contact lens Care: Tips and suggestions that I have used to teach first time contact lens wearers, even pre-teen and adolescent children, to quickly give them the skills and confidence to put in and remove their contact lenses. Tips on getting them in fast in the morning and out quickly at night without having that itchy feeling when you remove them. I can explain to you the makeup of the tear layer and how it can directly affect the comfort of your contacts based on little thing like computer use, heating and air in the car and office, that cloudy afternoon vision or dry feeling later in the day. Lens Recommendation: Based on your prescription I can advise what lens materials and designs are best suited to your needs and which ones to avoid as well as direction on frames designs that would complement the selection. Proper Frame Adjustment: I can help identify the problems associated with painful glasses that pinch, or squeeze. I can help you avoid getting a pair of glasses that constantly slide down your nose no matter how many times you get them adjusted. I can teach you what to look for in a frame that is right for you. I can explain how to look for a good quality frame that is not the most expensive in the room. I cannot diagnosis disease, prescribe or offer price specific advice or information.

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My background is as a Licensed Optician with over twenty years experience. I have had industry-specific work published and held management positions with the largest optical retailing companies. I have had operational oversight of the dispensaries of both Ophthalmologists and Optometrists I have also held management positions in optical manufacturing to include specialty design RGP's and surface manufacturing, lens coating, and edging of spectacle lenses. My bench work, adjustment and repair, is in the tradition of the Guild opticians - focused on quality. I am proficient in all facets of eyewear, spectacle and Rigid Gas Permeable contact lens manufacture and modification. I provide an extension of the doctor’s standard of care throughout the entire dispensing process as I work with the patient to understand their diagnosis and develop the best solution toward remediation.

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Eye Care Professional Magazine The Price Bluff- Relationship based business http://www.ecpmag.com/1webmagazine/2008/01jan/content/independent-ECP-pricing.asp Size Matters- The application of ANSI standards http://www.ecpmag.com/1webmagazine/2007/10oct/content/size-matters.asp

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Licensed Dispensing Optician 1991 The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified 1990 National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certificated 1991 Georgia State University 87-88 Oglethorpe University 03-04

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Lens Crafters Presidents Pin for outstanding customer service

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