The College of Optometrists

Aftercare

A399
You must make arrangements for the patient to receive aftercare as far as and for as long as may be reasonable. This applies to all patients you have supplied with powered or zero-powered contact lenses, whether directly or as a supervising or generally directing optometrist. 
A400
If making arrangements includes making practical arrangements for aftercare with an appropriate provider, ensure that you advise your patient of any changes to this service. 
A401
Aftercare arrangements and information should include: 
  1. whom the patient should contact, if they have problems associated with the supplied contact lenses
  2. signs or symptoms the patient should look out for
  3. the importance of having regular contact lens check-ups
  4. how to remove the contact lenses in an emergency
  5. having a local contact or helpline for advice
  6. monitoring whether aftercare arrangements are effective and work for the patient. This would include monitoring that the local contact or helpline is effective and that the emergency provisions are appropriate.

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