Action to take
- If you conduct a needs led examination you must conduct the appropriate tests relevant to the patient’s needs28. You should make it clear to the patient that you are not conducting a full eye examination (sight test).
- You may charge an appropriate fee for needs led examinations unless you participate in an NHS- or government-funded scheme to see these patients.
- You must keep an adequate record of the consultation. See section on Patient records.
28 General Optical Council (2016) Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians para 7.1 [Accessed 18 Nov 2020]