The Role of Opticians in Providing Counseling Based on Optical Physics in Turkey Society

Derya G. Deveci, Okkes Aslan


Eye diseases that are directly related to human health and eye diseases solutions make the profession of opticianry available and compulsory. Opticians are very important professionals in relation to protect the vision health by helping to choose optical products prescribed by eye doctor. They prepare the proper materials and optical products for vision and ensure the best usage of eye products for patient satisfaction and follow the next process with patient. On the whole, opticians have a consultancy role in society. This consultation should be meeting with the needs of the society. In this study, the questions of what kind of the updated knowledge is used by the profession of opticianry at the present time, whether does the mentioned information meet the needs of the society or not and what is the educational fields that should be completed by opticians are researched. By looking at the results of the surveys, it can be seen that the trainings were received 10 or more years ago this results shows that opticianry training needs to be renewed in certain periods. People will be able to feel safe by starting to use the equipment related to sight which is one of the most important variable in their lives with the help of the updated knowledge and guidance of the optician.


Keywords: Turkey, optician, opticianry, consultancy, survey, eye health, optical physics

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