Opticians in Italy
Thread poster: Mafalda d'Orey de Faria
Dear Colleagues from Italy,
I am working in a document which at a certain point says:
'in Italy vision correction is perceived as complex and full of risk and opticians are still viewed as medical practitioners'
Do they mean that these 'medical practitioners' are viewed as 'doctors'?
Thanks for any help
| | Gian
Local time: 09:27
English to Italian
If you want the translation, you should post the question through ProZ.
You ask the translation of "medical practitioners" and you attach the text to let the people undertand.
If you want the meaning of practitioner:
someone who practises an art or profession, especially medicine.
Dutch: beoefenaar (de)
French: praticien(ne) (m/f), professionnel(le) (m/f)
German: praktizierender (Arzt, etc.)
[Modificato alle 2007-05-09 19:46]
[Modificato alle 2007-05-09 19:50]
I don't know where this opinion comes from but I never perceived opticians as medical practitioners.
In any case, they can check your sight and prescribe lens and even contact lens with no need for you to go to a doctor, at least mine did so. This is probably what they mean in your text.
Hope this helps
| | potra
Local time: 03:27
English to Italian
| Ottici italiani || May 9, 2007 |
Yes, since a prescription for glasses will affect patients vision.
| Opthalmologists and opticians || May 9, 2007 |
They mean that Italians expect to go to a medical doctor, not a technician, to sort out their vision correction problems.
Here in Italy, I go to a medical doctor with a specialisation in opthalmology to get a prescription for my glasses, which my optician makes up.
The situation is analogous to dentistry because my dentist is actually a medical doctor with a specialisation in dentistry (degrees in dentistry exist in Italy but the very powerful state register of doctors takes a poor view of them).
I have no complaints about my ophthalmologist, optician or dentist, all of whom are highly skilled professionals, but I'm probably paying more than I would need to in a more competitive economy for my glasses and dental treatment.
Thank you everyone for your help.
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