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Whether you're looking for fashion or function, Vision Care Opticians provides a number of reliable eye care services, backed by a solid track record, warranties and value for money. It provides glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and prescription sunglasses, to enhance performance and style. Vision Care offers a wide range of products and services for those in need of professional eye care. For convenience, Vision Care has six eye care centres in Zambia.
Phil Opticians offers an international standard optician service, comprehensive eye examination that includes auto-refractometer to refine refractive errors; non-contact tonometer for eye pressure; visual activity test to find out distance, near and intermediate vision; refraction assessments to determine prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses; ishihara's test for colour blindness; duochurme rest, jacks on cross cylinder and pinhole tests and retinoscope and ophalmoscope examinations.
Established in 1999, Tokyo Optician is a fully registered optician company offering specialised eye diagnosis services and optical products, meeting the eye care needs of Zambian citizens across the country. It provides a range of designer and budget contact lenses, frames, sunglasses and eyewear accessories. Tokyo Optician is certified by the Medical Council of Zambia and recognised by all relevant authorities. Qualified staff ensure each client's eyesight is tested accurately and professionally prescribed.
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Opticians fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. Opticians look at written prescriptions to decide which type of lenses will work the best. They recommend eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings after considering the prescription and the customer's occupation, habits and facial features. Dispensing opticians measure clients' eyes, including the distance between the center of the pupils (pupillary distance) and the distance between the eye surface and the lens (vertex distance). For customers without prescriptions, dispensing opticians may use a lensometer - an instrument that looks much like a microscope - to record the present eyeglass prescription, this is called "neutralizing" a lens. They also may obtain a customer's previous record, or verify a prescription with the examining optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Dispensing opticians prepare work orders that give ophthalmic laboratory technicians information needed to grind and insert lenses into a frame. The work order includes lens prescriptions and information on lens size, material, color, and style. Some dispensing opticians grind and insert lenses themselves. After the lenses are made, dispensing opticians make sure the lenses have been made correctly. Then they may reshape or bend the frame, by hand or using special tools, so that the eyeglasses fit the customer properly and comfortably. Some also fix, adjust, and repair broken frames. They teach clients about how to adjust to their new prescription and how to wear and care for their new eyeglasses.

Optometry involves assessing, diagnosing and treating eye and visual problems. In Zambia Optometrists usually work in hospitals, health centres, field clinics and private practices.

Work activities of opticians include:

  • Examining patients eyes
  • Testing and diagnosing patient vision using specialist technology
  • Updating and monitoring patient records
  • Issuing prescriptions
  • Writing referrals to doctors

Some of the products offered by opticians in Zambia include:

  • A large selection of designer and budget frames
  • All types of spectacle lenses including bifocals, multi-focals, anti-glare and coated lenses
  • All types of contact lenses and contact lens solutions
  • Colourful eye wear retainers including sport bands and spectochords
  • Anti allergic tubing on metallic frame temples