The College of Optometrists

Key points

  • You must carry out such examinations as appear to be necessary to detect signs of injury, disease or abnormality in the eye or elsewhere.
  • In addition to the minimum legal requirements, you should use your professional judgement to decide the format and content of the eye examination.
  • You should record all clinical findings.
  • You should tell the patient your findings and recommendations.
  • The frequency of eye examinations depends on the patient’s clinical needs but there are recommended minimum intervals.
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This Guidance does not change what you must do under the law.

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