iSpyEyes told the ASA that they had received legal advice in 2010 that the lenses were not an optical appliance
and therefore not covered by the Opticians Act 1989.
It may help them to view contact lenses as a prescribed optical appliance
, as opposed to simply part of a fancy-dress costume, and as a result lead to them taking the same necessary precautions as a wearer of powered lenses should.
Checking an optical appliance
should start with a visual inspection, which is not explicitly included in the standard, but should be completed first.
A lundhi loop is an ideal optical appliance
for patients suffering from facial paralysis affecting both the upper and lower lids.
The current poor state of the High Street, with one in nine units standing empty and the creep of pound shops and charity outlets, echoed the figures presented of optical appliance
renewal rates stretching to three to four years.
AN OPTICIAN, AS DESCRIBED BY THE OPTICIANS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (OAA), IS "A HEALTH professional specially trained to supply, prepare and dispense optical appliances
through interpretation of written prescriptions." Opticians adapt and fit corrective eyewear or vision aids, as prescribed by doctors (such as ophthalmologists or optometrists).
Export in December dropped US$720 million sequentially, with export of mineral products decreasing US$370 million or 20.4%, the highest, followed by information and communications products with decline of US$220 million or 13.9% and optical appliances
, down US$170 million or 9.7%.
You would give advice which may include prescribing, fitting and supplying spectacles and other optical appliances
. You could also go on to discuss with clients the suitability and shape of spectacle frames.
They make a diagnosis, give advice and when necessary, prescribe, fit and supply spectacles and other optical appliances
They fit and supply spectacles, contact lenses and other optical appliances
and use apparatus to measure clients for optical aids.
'The production of electronics and optical appliances
has become the fastest growing processing industry,' said HVB Bank economist Pavel Sobisek.
Common areas they receive enquiries about include vision standards for drivers, the sale and supply of optical appliances
, appropriate supervision and data protection, as well as clinical matters such as the management of ocular pathology and making appropriate referrals.