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WHY PATIENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT HAVING TO LIFT THEIR CHIN…

When patients complain that they need to lift their chin to read, it may suggest that the eyes of the EyeCare Practitioner, dotting pupil center, is consistently too low.

To measure the right height, two things are needed. First, the optometrist’s eyes must be at the same height as the patients. If not, the resulting ink dot will be too low if the optometrist’s eyes are lower. The reverse is also true – sit higher and the dot will be too high. It’s simple geometry. Look at this illustration. While it’s a bit exaggerated, see where the optometrist’s line of sight crosse the patient’s lens. Too low gets a dot that is too low, too high, fitting cross is too high.

Second, once you have a dot for reading seated, ask the patient to stand verify that the dot marked is also OK for walking around.

Third, remove the spectacles and advise the patient to wear it on again. Ensure that the dot is at the same location. If not, perform some minor adjustment to the frame for better fitting.

One all the above procedure has been done properly, you will most likely have a Happy Patient…..

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