Debbie has been with Promontory Family Vision for 11 years and has worked in all aspects of the office. She lives in Ogden with her husband Claude and enjoys traveling to Georgia to visit their daughter, son in-law and their two grandchildren. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her youngest daughter who now lives in Salt Lake City. In her spare time, she likes to craft, garden and shop
We absolutely love doctor Pickett! He is amazing. However, I had to give this three stars due to one specific receptionist my husband and I have had several horrible encounters with. She's middle aged with light brown hair. I'm not sure what her name is nor do l care to blast her identity. She has not only been really rude and condescending towards me, but has stated my husbands ethnicity and made comments on it several times. First of all, she not only mentions that he is Hispanic several times while commenting on his bad eyes and how it's common with Hispanics, Which is totally not even statistically true, but it's also irrelevant and not important what so ever. Secondly, he is Persian... our dang last name gives it away. It's pretty obvious. That being said the logistics of the situation are not that important. What is inappropriate is that she even comments on race. That's so tacky and rude. I don't sit here and talk about how she is white and a lot of middle aged white people are judgmental jerks now do I? Nope. Race isn't important within choosing eye glasses and shouldn't be mentioned at all. Please train your staff about discrimination and proper business ethics. We still plan on coming into this location as far as I'm concerned and I would have loved to just email this to the company but was unable to find the info in order to accomplish this message.

We use leading and trusted eye care products for our work in Farr West and will answer any of your questions about your options. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm, and we’ll meet on weekends for emergencies, by appointment. Personal check and cash are accepted for payment. To learn more about our work or to set up an appointment, call Vision Source of Farr West today.


As noted above, when a perfect lens forms an image of a point source of light, the emerging wave is a sphere centred about the image point. The optical paths from all points on the wave to the image are therefore equal, so that the expanding wavelets are all in phase (vibrating in unison) when they reach the image. In an imperfect lens, however, because of the presence of aberrations, the emerging wave is not a perfect sphere, and the optical paths from the wave to the image point are then not all equal. In such a case some wavelets will reach the image as a peak, some as a trough, and there will be much destructive interference leading to the formation of a sizable patch of light, much different from the minute Airy disk characteristic of a perfectly corrected lens. In 1879 Rayleigh studied the effects of phase inequalities in a star image and came to the conclusion that an image will not be seriously degraded unless the path differences between one part of the wave and another exceed one-quarter of the wavelength of light. As this difference represents only 0.125 micron (5 × 10−6 inch), it is evident that an optical system must be designed and constructed with almost superhuman care if it is to give the best possible definition.

The similar spellings and pronunciations of allusion and illusion can cause even seasoned writers to second-guess their choice of words. Today we will examine and clarify the differences between these two terms. An allusion is a reference, direct or implied, to something or someone. Allusions are often found in books, songs, TV shows, and movies. For instance, the title of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave …


There are two main types of image to be considered: real and virtual. A real image is formed outside the system, where the emerging rays actually cross; such an image can be caught on a screen or piece of film and is the kind of image formed by a slide projector or in a camera. A virtual image, on the other hand, is formed inside an instrument at the point where diverging rays would cross if they were extended backward into the instrument. Such an image is formed in a microscope or telescope and can be seen by looking into the eyepiece.

The profession of Optometry has been represented for over a century by the Association of Optometrists, Ireland [AOI]. In Ireland an optometrist must first complete a four-year degree in optometry at Dublin Institute of Technology. Following successful completion of the degree, an optometrist must then complete professional qualifying examinations to enter the register of the Opticians Board [Bord na Radharcmhaistoiri]. Optometrists must be registered with the Board to practice in the Republic of Ireland.
In Canada, Doctors of Optometry must write national written and practical board exams. Additionally, optometrists are required to become licensed in the province in which they wish to practice. Regulatory of professions is within provincial jurisdiction. Therefore, regulation of optometry is unique to individual provinces and territories. In Ontario, optometrists are licensed by the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
The National Board of Examiners in Optometry serves to protect the public and the optometric profession through the development, administration, scoring and reporting of valid examinations that evaluate competence. "We believe these changes are appropriate," said NBEO President Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH. "After much discussion and consultation with the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), and their member boards, it became apparent that this is a critical step towards ensuring protection of the public and the integrity of the examinations."
An optical image may be regarded as the apparent reproduction of an object by a lens or mirror system, employing light as a carrier. An entire image is generally produced simultaneously, as by the lens in a camera, but images may also be generated sequentially by point-by-point scanning, as in a television system or in the radio transmission of pictures across long distances in space. Nevertheless, the final detector of all images is invariably the human eye, and, whatever means is used to transmit and control the light, the final image must either be produced simultaneously or scanned so rapidly that the observer’s persistence of vision will give him the mental impression of a complete image covering a finite field of view. For this to be effective the image must be repeated (as in motion pictures) or scanned (as in television) at least 40 times a second to eliminate flicker or any appearance of intermittency.

In Nigeria, optometry is regulated by the Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria established under the Optometry and Dispensing Opticians ( Registration ETC ) Act of 1989 (Cap O9 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004). The Boards publishes from time to time lists of approved qualifications and training institutions in the federal government gazette.[15] The Doctor of Optometry degree is awarded after a six-year training at one of the accredited universities in Imo, Edo and Abia states.
Our Kirkland Signature HD progressive lenses use the latest in lens manufacturing technology to deliver high definition vision at any distance. With sharper vision in all conditions members purchasing Kirkland Signature HD lenses will receive an unprecedented degree of customization. Included on all lenses is our anti-reflective treatment which provides superior scratch resistance, exceptional quality and gives each lens a cosmetically appealing look.
iCare tonometers are based on unique, patented rebound technology, in which a very light and small probe is used to make a momentary contact with the cornea. The quick and painless measurement is barely noticed by the patient and any anesthesia or inconvenient air puffs are not needed at all. Icare technology has been proven accurate and reliable by several clinical studies. iCare Tonometers provide easy and intra-ocular pressure measurement. Learn More

At the Utah Eye Centers we provide a full Ophthalmic practice. We offer general, retina, pediatrics, cosmetic and refractive care. Our doctors are dedicated to reduce the visual impairments patients experience through prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our national ranked surgeons have been performing refractive surgery for over 20 years using the most advanced technology. We are the only practice in Northern Utah to offer our cataract patients with the CATALYS precision laser. Our surgeons and staff are here to not only improve your vision, but also to support you throughout each process. We look forward to “Bringing your Life into Focus.”
There are two forms of dispersing element used to spread out the constituent colours of a beam of light into a “spectrum,” namely a prism and a grating. The prism, known to Newton, is the older; it separates the colours of the spectrum because the refractive index of the glass is lowest for red light and progressively increases through the yellow and green to the blue, where it is highest. Prism spectroscopes and spectrographs are made in a variety of forms and sizes, but in all cases the blue end of the spectrum is greatly spread out while the red end is relatively compressed.

In our office, you will always find the latest in state-of-the-art optical equipment and a wide selection of fashionable eyewear. We strive to provide our patients with valuable information to care for their eye health and vision. We want our patients to be so happy with their experience at The EyeCare Center that they tell their family and friends!
There are two main types of image to be considered: real and virtual. A real image is formed outside the system, where the emerging rays actually cross; such an image can be caught on a screen or piece of film and is the kind of image formed by a slide projector or in a camera. A virtual image, on the other hand, is formed inside an instrument at the point where diverging rays would cross if they were extended backward into the instrument. Such an image is formed in a microscope or telescope and can be seen by looking into the eyepiece.
Oph­thal­mol­o­gists is a med­ical (MD) or osteo­path­ic (DO) doc­tor who spe­cial­izes in the diag­no­sis and treat­ment of all eye dis­eases and con­di­tions as well as per­forms surgery. Oph­thal­mol­o­gists are also able to pre­scribe and fit eye­glass­es and con­tact lens­es to cor­rect for visions prob­lems. Also, they can pre­scribe med­ica­tions.
On one last note (because I must be honest with the Yelp community), my husband did have the other, semi-retired, older doctor that only works on Mondays (I think).  He was not quite as thrilled as I was with my doc.  Something about the doctor giving him a bunch of unwanted life advice.  Not that he wouldn't normally appreciate it, but my hubby is fully committed to his wonderful and fulfilling career and doesn't really need somebody telling him to choose his career carefully or he will regret it, etc, etc.  Plus I raved about my doc, so my hubby probably had very high expectations for this place.  We were told that this doc has a strong following, but my guess is that it is an older generation of folks that prefer his services and methods.

Itchy eyes are the worst, but try to maintain a “laissez-faire” approach when it comes to your face. Using your hands to itch, rub, or otherwise keep in contact with your face increases the chance of additional bacteria and allergens getting under your skin. Resisting the temptation to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth can help with symptom flare-ups.
An eye exam typically takes 20-30 minutes. If additional tests are required, the process could take longer. Eye exams test your sight, but they are also used to make sure your eyes are in good health. During the test, your eye care professional will ask if you've been experiencing any problems with your vision. Your eyes will be examined using a device known as an ophthalmoscope, and the movement of coordination of your eyes will be checked.
Most optometrists start with a bachelor's degree. But all prospective optometrists must take and pass the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) to get into an optometry school. They'll then need to complete a four-year Doctor of Optometry program, which is a mix of classroom courses and supervised clinical work. Next comes the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, which is an exam that all hopeful optometrists need to pass for a license to practice. Some states have additional licensing requirements, but all have continuing education requirements. Optometrists can also subspecialize by doing a residency program in an area such as pediatric optometry or ocular disease. Should optometrists want to display an advanced level of learning, they can take the American Board of Optometry exam. Having a board certification might open more career opportunities. 
Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
I have enjoyed the friendly, helpful Staff. They are always posative and excited. I went in with my family and we were all seen in a timely fashion. I decided to get Lasik, they were helpful with everything in the process. They always want to do whatever they can to help and maintain your business. Very good customer service. I'm grateful I went with Standard Optical for the Lasik Surgery, I was never worried about the procedure itself, but I worried about the outcome. But that has gotten better and better since the surgery. I'm glad I did it, I highly recommend it. M. Bardwell

In Canada, Doctors of Optometry must write national written and practical board exams. Additionally, optometrists are required to become licensed in the province in which they wish to practice. Regulatory of professions is within provincial jurisdiction. Therefore, regulation of optometry is unique to individual provinces and territories. In Ontario, optometrists are licensed by the College of Optometrists of Ontario.


To save face, keep the bedding clean from any pollen, dust, and dander that can accumulate on your sheets and pillowcases. It might be helpful to invest in a mattress cover to protect your sensitive eyes from dust mites looking for a cozy rest stop. Remember, pets can cause allergy symptoms to heighten, so consider keeping the animals outside the bedroom.
primary care optometry Term referring to the basic field of optometry to which patients usually come directly and are not usually referred by other professionals. Primary care optometric practitioners may refer some of their patients to other practitioners such as ophthalmologists, neurologists or to other optometric specialists for specialized services such as paediatric optometry, low vision aids or highly specialized aspects of contact lens fitting.
Next, is Dr. Pickett...let's just say, he is possibly the raddest eye doc in the West!  Maybe it's because we have similar interests (outdoor activities, running, adventures, etc.) or maybe it's just because he correctly diagnosed my messed up eyes and made it so I'm able to wear contact again...but whatever it is, I'm never going to another eye doc while I'm in Ogden ever again!
Dr. Esplin's Biography — David J. Esplin is the son of Reed and Paula Esplin of Spanish Fork. He is a 1994 graduate of Spanish Fork High School. He attended Snow College and the University of Utah for his undergraduate studies in biology before entering the optometry program at Pacific University in Forrest Grove, Oregon. After receiving a Doctoral Degree of Optometry, he then completed a medically based Optometric residency through Southern California College of Optometry at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Esplin served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Spain, Las Palmas mission. He comes from a family of ten and has lived in Spanish Fork for most of his life. He married Katherine Frampton, daughter of Dr. Robert and Nancy Frampton of Salem.

Dr. Judkins is a member of the American Optometric Association and has served as a board member of the Utah Optometric Association as well as President. He currently represents Utah in The Great Western Council of Optometry (GWCO), a thirteen state organization giving Western States a voice in the optometric profession. Dr. Judkins is an active member of the Ogden Breakfast Exchange Club as well as a past president.


Welcome to Eyeworks Optical. We have everything you need to see clearly. Eyeworks Optical offers customers a wide selection of frames, contacts and optics at any price point. Whether it’s time to change your prescription, get a new pair of sunglasses, or simply update your look, the professionals at Eyeworks Optical are here to help. View the latest trends in eyewear and explore designer frames from Ray-Ban to Chanel. Your vision and health are important to us. That’s why we offer services like frame adjustments, frame selection and frame replacement - so you can achieve the optimal level of eye care.
" My experience was excellent. The staff is delightful, professional, knowledgeable & helped me from start to finish. My eye exam was done by Dr. Williams - I was very impressed & plan on recommending her & Rosin to my friends. Erica got me all set up. Cat helped me choose my glasses & order contacts, both of whom are great! Michelle & Wilmarie are wonderful!! Basically, I get quality care, attention & service at Rosin - Thank you. "
As noted earlier, a thin rod or fibre of glass or other transparent material transmits light by repeated internal reflections, even when the rod is somewhat curved. An ordered bundle of rods or fibres is thus capable of taking an image projected upon one end of the bundle and reproducing it at the other end. A fibre-optics bundle can be fused together into a rigid channel, or it may be left flexible, only the ends being rigidly fastened together. Because a fibre bundle is exceedingly delicate, it must be handled with care; breaking a fibre would cause a black dot to appear in the reproduced image.
Vision is measured through a series of tests performed at an eye exam. Visual acuity is commonly measured by a series of two numbers, the first number representing the distance from which a person can clearly see something, and the second number representing the distance from which a person with normal vision can see that same thing. This measurement is typically obtained during an eye exam by having a person read from an eye chart with various sizes of letters.
" My experience was excellent. The staff is delightful, professional, knowledgeable & helped me from start to finish. My eye exam was done by Dr. Williams - I was very impressed & plan on recommending her & Rosin to my friends. Erica got me all set up. Cat helped me choose my glasses & order contacts, both of whom are great! Michelle & Wilmarie are wonderful!! Basically, I get quality care, attention & service at Rosin - Thank you. "
The school­ing required to become an oph­thal­mol­o­gist is four years of under­grad­u­ate, four years of med­ical school, one year of intern­ship and a min­i­mum of three years of hos­pi­tal-based res­i­den­cy. Upon fin­ish­ing the required school­ing and exams, oph­thal­mol­o­gists are licensed to per­form surgery on the eye, which is the biggest dif­fer­ence between their coun­ter­part.
Serving as the Optometry consultant on clinical, business and legal manners with other VA offices/services/ programs such as the Office of the Under Secretary for Health, the Office of Research and Development, the Office of Clinical Logistics, the Chief Business Office, the Office of Academic Affiliations, Geriatrics and Extended Care, General Council, the Office of Rehabilitation Services, the Office of Mental Health Services, the Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Office, the Office of Care Coordination and the Prosthetic and Sensory Aid Service, among others.
Television camera tubes detect real images by electronic scanning, the picture on the viewing tube being a replica of the image in the original camera. The combined application of electronics and optics has become common. An extreme example of electro-optics appears in some space cameras, in which the film is exposed, processed, and then scanned by a tiny point of light; the light passing through the film is picked up by a photocell and transmitted to Earth by radio, where it is made to control the brightness of another point of light scanning a second piece of film in exact synchronism with the scanning spot in the camera. The whole system thus produces a picture on Earth that is an exact replica of the picture photographed in space a few minutes earlier.
Itchy eyes are the worst, but try to maintain a “laissez-faire” approach when it comes to your face. Using your hands to itch, rub, or otherwise keep in contact with your face increases the chance of additional bacteria and allergens getting under your skin. Resisting the temptation to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth can help with symptom flare-ups.

The image formed by an optical system is usually received by the eye, which is a remarkably adaptable and sensitive detector of radiation within the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. A photographic film, another widely used detector, has the advantage of yielding a permanent record of events. Since about 1925 many types of electrical detectors of radiation, both within the visible region and beyond it, have been developed. These include photoelectric cells of various kinds in which either a voltage or a resistance is modified by light falling on the device. Many new types of detectors are sensitive far into the infrared spectrum and are used to detect the heat radiated by a flame or other hot object. A number of image intensifiers and converters, particularly for X-ray or infrared radiation, which have appeared since World War II, embody a radiation detector at one end of a vacuum tube and an electron lens inside the tube to relay the image on to a phosphor screen at the other end. This arrangement produces a visible picture that may be observed by eye or photographed to make a permanent record.
At Dia­mond Vision, our staff of award-win­ning sur­geons, led by Dr. Steven Stet­son, pro­vide the very best care when it comes to vision cor­rec­tion. It is vital­ly impor­tant that we offer the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and pro­ce­dures to ensure the very best results for each of our patients. To learn more about our doc­tors and the pro­ce­dures we offer, sched­ule your free con­sul­ta­tion today at https://diamondvision.com/schedule-eye-exam/.
Dr. Fellows's Biography — Dr. Bradley Fellows has been in private practice for 25 years. He received his optometry degree from Pacific University, serving internships at the VA Hospital in Vancouver, Washington and Grace Peck Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Early in his practice he saw patients at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City and served as part time staff and clinician at the U of U hospital. He served for 10 years on the Utah Optometric Association Board of Directors, serving as the UOA president in 1993. Dr. Fellows received the Young Optometrist of the Year Award in Utah in 1993. He also served on the Utah State Licensing Board of Optometry for 6 years. With his experience and training Dr. Fellows specializes in routine and medical eye care, pediatric vision care, pre and post lasik and cataract care, as well as all types of contact lens fittings and treatment of eye diseases. He loves his work and his patients who have been with him since the beginning. He loves being able to see the grandchildren and great grandchildren of his first patients from 25 years ago.
Shadow an optometrist. We suggest that you shadow several different optometrists in different practice settings (e.g. solo private practice, partnership or group, military, academic). Optometry schools strongly encourage or require that students shadow/be acquainted with an optometrist as a prerequisite for admission so they are familiar with the profession.
Optometrists in the United Kingdom are regulated by the General Optical Council under the Opticians Act 1989 and distinguished from medical practitioners.[36] Registration with the GOC is mandatory to practice optometry in the UK. Members of the College of Optometrists (incorporated by a Royal Charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)[37] may use the suffix MCOptom.
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