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that is a very good question. In my examination of a patient I use number of bright lights.
what are the different types of bright lights and their names , that are used during an eye exam. I now have 20/40 vision after a visit to a new eye doctor 3 months ago. he used a hand held light that I have never seen before. bright light" eye exam, damage"? Is their any type of light that an unscrupulous eye doctor could use that WOULD cause harm to one's eye sight. After all, we are told not to look directly into the sun. thank you
Did the light this doctor used work as a handheld light as the doctor was sitting near, but not real close, to you? or was it more of a light that he looked into while almost touching your face and looking into you eye?
Please just name all the lights that one might use during a comprehensive exam. It was hand held.
One light is called a fenhoff.
It is like a fiberoptic flashlight
Kindly name them all, as this is what I paid $38 for, also : Is their any type of light that an unscrupulous eye doctor could use that WOULD cause harm to one's eye sight. After all, we are told not to look directly into the sun. thank you
Another hand held light is called a direct ophthalmoscope
OK. Here is the list.
indirect ophthalmoscope, slit lamp and the two I have already mentioned. That is about it.
No. None of the lights in an ophthalmologists office would cause permanent damage to your eyes, even if used for an extended examination.
The sun is a completely different beast.....
Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?
In my practice I have used a very bright light for over an hour on a patients eye during laser therapy without any damage to the eye.
thank you. I understand on the sun. Any other hand held that a thorough exam might possibly include? You wrote "that's just about it", which is a vague answer.
That is all of them that I use in my practice. One other light, called a streak retinoscope, is not very bright not used very often in a normal adult exam. That covers every instrument with a light in my exam rooms :)
Does this cover it for you?
Let me check on the doc's title to see if it matches yours, please wait a few moments. thank you.
he's simply listed as an O.D. Is that what you are and is your answer accurate to the devices in an O.D.'s office?
OD is an optometrist. They would have the same equipment that I have but, as a MD eye surgeon, I would say I've got years more training on how to use it.
So. Yes. The list is accurate to what I would expect you were possibly exposed to.
Is there anything else I can do for you today>?
My doc has 16 years using it, so I guess my eyes are safe with him.
When I once asked a Professor the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist this is what she told me:
An Optometrist is to an Ophthalmologist as an Eagle Scout is to a Sgt. Major of the Marine Corps. They both are experts in their area however one of them has a lot more training, ability and experience.
: ) thank you. you've answered my questions.
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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May I quote you on your comment to my doc.? I won't be paying $38 on this site again, for I feel you have a chip on your shoulder. Very respectfully, "The Customer", Jan