Search the guidance

Make your search more specific...

Guidance areas


As well as searching, you can browse the Guidance.

Supply and aftercare

If you supply spectacles to a patient with cognitive impairment you should consider labelling them with the patient’s name, date of supply and whether they are for distance or near tasks. Labelling should be suitable in terms of the patient’s dignity, infection control and type of frame supplied.
If you supply spectacles, you must make arrangements for the patient to receive aftercare for as long as is reasonable. This is particularly important as the patient may be more likely to require adjustments.89 


89 Opticians Act 1989 s27(3B) [Accessed 1 Nov 2023]