I regularly go to my optician for change of my glasses number. Can he not diagnose glaucoma?

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No. He is not trained or equipped to diagnose eye diseases. He is excellent for checking your spectacle numbers. However, you need to visit your eye surgeon or ophthalmologist at least once at age of 40 years and then ideally annually thereafter. He alone is equipped to suspect or diagnose glaucoma.

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Dr. Quresh B. Maskati, President (2014-2015) at All India Ophthalmological Society Gold medallist in DOMS. Passed MS (ophth) in 1983 at 1st attempt. Super specialised in diseases of cornea and anterior segment in Rochester and Boston, USA. Is the only ophthalmologist in the world with extensive experience in both the Pintucci and the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Specialties Squint, paediatric ophthalmology, cornea and ocular surface disorders, keratoprosthesis surgery and research, oculoplasty and LASIK