The College of Optometrists

FAQs

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Q1. Why has the guidance changed?
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Q2. Does the College guidance represent best practice?
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Q3. Why do I need a guidance web app?
Q4. How do I download and save the guidance web app to my device?
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Q5. Will the web app work on my mobile phone or tablet?
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Q6. How do I navigate around the web app?
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Q7. Why is the web app not available from the app store?
Q8. Why can't I download the web app to my mobile device?
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Q9. Why can't I save the web app to my homescreen?
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Q10. Why isn't the web app working offline on my device?
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Q11. How is the web app different from the guidance website?
Q12. Can I get a printed copy of the guidance?
Q13. I have taken a career break - can you offer me any advice?
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Q14. What if the guidance changes?
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Q15. Do I need to be onsite to supervise my colleagues?
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Q16. Do I have to supervise all dispenses in practice for under 16s?
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Q17. Can I refuse to supervise dispensing?
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Q18. Can a pre-registration optometrist supervise under 16 dispensing?
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Q19. Can colour vision or stereopsis be completed under supervision?
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Q20. Does a professional member of staff need to be on the premises when dispensing to someone who is registered visually impaired?
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Q21. Can contact lenses be sold or collected without a member of registered professional staff on the premises?
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Q22. Can a contact lens insertion and removal appointment be completed without a professional member of staff on the premises?
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Q23. Do I need to supervise a registered DO?
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Q24. I have a patient, who refuses to give up driving despite her vision not meeting the VA standard, what should I do?
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Q25. A patient has a notable visual field defect do they need to notify the DVLA?
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