The College of Optometrists

Prescriptions over two years old

A275
Unregistered persons must not dispense prescriptions that are more than two years old.99
A276
You may sell and supply spectacles to a prescription that is more than two years old. 
A277
If you decide to make up spectacles for a patient who has not had a recent eye examination you should: 
  1. only do this in exceptional circumstances, and
  2. act in the best interests of the patient.

References

99 Sale of Optical Appliances Order of Council 1984

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