Vision Care Opticians offers a wide range of products and services for those in need of professional eye care. They offer a wide collection of designer frames like Ray-Ban, Police, D&G and more, as well as clear permanent contact lenses and clear disposable contact lenses.
With branches in Lusaka and Ndola, Tokyo Optician offers a wide range of frames - from designer frames to budget frames. Trained eye wear professionals will help you make the right choice on the basis of your unique face shapes, skin tone, lifestyle and optical prescription. Tokyo Optician also has a great selection of kids' frames.
Phil Opticians provides all types of lenses, according to the recommendations of a qualified doctor. They stock a range of modern designer frames in both plastic and metal whilst lenses are offered in both plastic and glass. Phil Opticians is the authorised dealer in Zambia for Reebok and Specsavers, a high street brand in the UK.

Opticians

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