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  • If you fit contact lenses you should have suitable equipment for contact lens practice and the skills to use it competently.
  • You should have all equipment verified and calibrated regularly.
This Guidance does not change what you must do under the law.
You must have: 
  1. a slit-lamp biomicroscope, ideally capable of providing a magnification of at least 25x
  2. a keratometer or other calibrated instrument to assess the corneal curvature
  3. appropriate procedures for infection control. See section on Infection control
  4. sight testing chart and equipment for refraction.
You should have a range of: 
  1. single patient use diagnostic soft contact lenses
  2. complex diagnostic contact lenses, if appropriate
  3. appropriate lens care systems for patients
  4. appropriate topical drugs and diagnostic agents. 
You may also wish to have: 
  1. contact lens verification apparatus, for example a radiuscope
  2. tear assessment equipment
  3. corneal topographer
  4. equipment for meibomian gland function investigation.
You should have all your contact lens fitting equipment verified and calibrated regularly.
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