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Principles of contact lens check-ups

You must regularly assess the general ocular status of a patient who wears contact lenses, or seek assurances that another practitioner is doing so.
If you carry out a contact lens check-up and re-issue the patient’s specification for the same or different contact lenses, you are considered to be fitting the patient with contact lenses.157 You must not fit a patient with contact lenses unless they have an up-to-date spectacle prescription158.
You should give patients wearing powered or zero powered contact lenses the same degree of care.


157 Opticians Act 1989 s25(9)(a) [Accessed 1 Nov 2023]
158 Opticians Act 1989 s25(1A) [Accessed 1 Nov 2023]