The College of Optometrists

Principles of contact lens check-ups

A345
When examining a wearer of contact lenses you must regularly assess the general ocular status of the patient or receive assurances that another practitioner is making such assessments.
A346
If you carry out a contact lens check-up and re-issue the patient’s specification for the same or different contact lenses you are considered to be fitting the patient with contact lenses.123 In this situation you must not fit a patient with contact lenses unless they have an up-to-date spectacle prescription.124
A347
You should give patients wearing powered or zero powered contact lenses the same degree of care. 

References

123 Opticians Act 1989 s25(9)(a)
124 Opticians Act 1989 s25(1A)

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