The College of Optometrists

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.


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