The College of Optometrists

Prescriptions more than two years old

A328
Unregistered persons must not dispense prescriptions that are more than two years old.121
A329
You may sell and supply spectacles to a prescription that is more than two years old. 
A330
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
  2. act in the best interests of the patient.

References

121 Sale of Optical Appliances Order of Council 1984 SI [Accessed 19 Nov 2020]

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