The College of Optometrists

Patients requesting re-examination

A59
You may have patients requesting early re-examination because they:
  1. have been referred by a GP, or
  2. present with symptoms or concerns that you can resolve only with an eye examination.
A60
You should note reasons for early re-examination of any patient.
A61
There will be cases when patients have symptoms, for example headaches, where no ocular cause can be found after examination.
A62
You do not need to re-examine a patient who has broken their spectacles and has no clinical need for examination.

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