Supervising the sale and supply of spectacles
Please read in conjunction with section on Supervision in the Communication, partnership and teamwork domain.
- You may delegate the sale and supply of spectacles but you remain responsible for the whole process.
- You must be on the premises when you are supervising the sale of spectacles to someone in a restricted group (that is, patients under 16 or who are registered as visually impaired) at key stages of the sale.98
- If you are supervising someone undertaking the sale of spectacles to a patient you should ensure they have taken the steps listed in para A268.
- If you work in a team with others it should be clear on a daily basis which professional is responsible for the supervision of sale and supply. The practice should ensure that supervisors are in a position to fulfil their supervisory role.
98 GOC v Boots Opticians Ltd, Richard Simmons and Trevor Burgess 2009