Principles of contact lens supply
- If you supply a contact lens you must make arrangements for the patient to receive aftercare in so far as and for as long as may be reasonable.116
- You must give patients the same degree of care when supplying powered or zero powered (plano) contact lenses.
- Contact lenses may be supplied:117, 118
- You must not supply powered contact lenses to a patient who does not have a valid contact lens specification.
116 Opticians Act 1989 s27(3B)
117 General Optical Council (2006) Statement on sale and supply of optical appliances [Accessed 27 Oct 2017]
118 Opticians Act 1989 s27(1)(b) and s27(3)(d)