Clinic is interdicted by Visa Manaus

On site also operated a laboratory without health license and poor hygiene and work.
04/06/2015 07h03 - Updated 3/06/2015 22h15
Photo: José Nildo

From anonymous accusations of irregular supply of eye care in not qualified clinics (some only optometrist professional), inspectors of the Health Surveillance Manaus, an agency of the Municipal Health (Sems), They held on Wednesday, 3, a blitz in the downtown area and cordoned off the Refractive Lens Center Optometric Center, located in street Henrique Martins, 519-A. On site also operated a laboratory without health license and poor hygiene and work.

Within the laboratory, the inspectors found an environment without minimum standards of hygiene for the production of lenses, Unhealthy space with dust coming from the cutting of glass lenses and household waste, which involves not only the quality of products and endangers the health of employees. During the action, technical optometric responsible for the establishment was booked and the staff refused to provide information.

With the ban, Lens Center Center has three days to present a defense. According to tax Lyeny Days, as a result of gravity of the irregularities, the establishment will remain closed until all problems are resolved.

Tax recalls that anyone can contribute to the supervision of institutions providing services to the population. Possible irregularities should be informed by the number 0800 092 0123.

Difference between the professions

For the ordinary citizen it is not very easy to identify the differences between ophthalmologist and optometrist, because they reside mainly in the responsibilities of each spectrum.

The Optometry works out the "eyeball organ", focused on the sense of sight, correcting myopia, hipermetropias, astigmatismos, vision "closely" and apply exercises to correct vision defects. Optometry does not treat or cure the "eyeball organ" (medical competence), does diagnosis of diseases, no prescription medications.

The eye specialist focuses on eye health, vision capability, diseases and conditions that may occur in the visual area. health care for the vision of organs is the aim of this work and why specialized. This can diagnose and prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct a vision problem, or even prevent.


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