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Eye Glasses: fit, adjustment, and function Frames and Lenses: materials, benefits, limitations,progressive vs. bi-focal and adaptation Contact Lenses: tips on wearing, insertion and removal, comfort and proper cleaning and care Visual Complaints: Whether you have a history of unresolved visual complaints, never had a pair of glasses “feel right” or “I saw better out of my old pair” I can help troubleshoot visual complaints resulting from new glasses by determining, based on your observations and feelings, what the likely causes are and explaining them to you in a way that gives you a clear understanding and a shorter adaptation period. Contact lens Care: Tips and suggestions that I have used to teach first time contact lens wearers, even pre-teen and adolescent children, to quickly give them the skills and confidence to put in and remove their contact lenses. Tips on getting them in fast in the morning and out quickly at night without having that itchy feeling when you remove them. I can explain to you the makeup of the tear layer and how it can directly affect the comfort of your contacts based on little thing like computer use, heating and air in the car and office, that cloudy afternoon vision or dry feeling later in the day. Lens Recommendation: Based on your prescription I can advise what lens materials and designs are best suited to your needs and which ones to avoid as well as direction on frames designs that would complement the selection. Proper Frame Adjustment: I can help identify the problems associated with painful glasses that pinch, or squeeze. I can help you avoid getting a pair of glasses that constantly slide down your nose no matter how many times you get them adjusted. I can teach you what to look for in a frame that is right for you. I can explain how to look for a good quality frame that is not the most expensive in the room. I cannot diagnosis disease, prescribe or offer price specific advice or information.

Experience in the area

My background is as a Licensed Optician with over twenty years experience. I have had industry-specific work published and held management positions with the largest optical retailing companies. I have had operational oversight of the dispensaries of both Ophthalmologists and Optometrists I have also held management positions in optical manufacturing to include specialty design RGP's and surface manufacturing, lens coating, and edging of spectacle lenses. My bench work, adjustment and repair, is in the tradition of the Guild opticians - focused on quality. I am proficient in all facets of eyewear, spectacle and Rigid Gas Permeable contact lens manufacture and modification. I provide an extension of the doctor’s standard of care throughout the entire dispensing process as I work with the patient to understand their diagnosis and develop the best solution toward remediation.

Publications

Eye Care Professional Magazine The Price Bluff- Relationship based business http://www.ecpmag.com/1webmagazine/2008/01jan/content/independent-ECP-pricing.asp Size Matters- The application of ANSI standards http://www.ecpmag.com/1webmagazine/2007/10oct/content/size-matters.asp

Education/Credentials

Licensed Dispensing Optician 1991 The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified 1990 National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certificated 1991 Georgia State University 87-88 Oglethorpe University 03-04

Awards and Honors

Lens Crafters Presidents Pin for outstanding customer service

What do you like about this subject?

Personal interaction with people. I learn much more about life and the importance of human interaction than I offer in educating about visual devices. I remain humbled to have such interactions with so many thousands of people. I also am amazed at the level of education, skill, and professionalism displayed in the every day actions of the doctors with whom I have been privileged to work.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There are likely children who are believed to have a social problem interacting with peers and family who may have never clearly seen their mothers smile from across the room. What frustration must a child feel to be detached from the world that they are immersed? When does this frustration and social disconnect become a pattern hard-wired in the brain?Could a visit to an eye doctor prevent this?

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Optometrists offer the best value in eye care. From removal of foreign bodies, to treatment of splashed chemicals and eye infections, they are uniquely qualified to be your first stop health care provider. Their extensive,focused training allows for diagnosis of many conditions and diseases, ophthalmic and systemic, generally at a price that is a fraction of what an MD office would charge.

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Recent Answers from Robert Sobotor LDO

2016-10-06 New prescription glasses make me feel dizzy/nauseous:

Jason,    Thank you for your question. I really like this kind of question because in the end you have become more informed about your health care decisions simply by having one man behind the curtain

2016-09-28 eyes pain:

Manish,    Yes, reading or surfing the web on you phone or handheld device can cause your eyes to become fatigued for a number of reasons. Make the font larger, reduce the blue color, and use the device

2016-09-27 eyes pain:

Manish,    I understand how you might make the connection of increased cell phone use to the pain you are having, and it may be possible, but I have never heard of anything that suggests a connection that

2016-09-27 eyes pain:

Manish,    Thank you for your question. As a rule anytime you have pain in your eyes it is best to have a doctor take a look at it. Why do you believe the pain is connected to your cell phone usage?  

2016-08-27 Acuvue Oasys with Hydraluxe vs. Dailies Total 1:

John,  Thank you for the question. With contact lens selection there are very few things I can be sure of in this forum. In order to properly advise you on contact lens selections I’d have to know many

 

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