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Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Optometrist (ophthalmic optician)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Optometrist (ophthalmic optician)
    Translation(s):
    undefined
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    Other  

    Directive 2005/36/EC

    National legislation:

    Opticians Act 1989

    Useful link:
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/44/contents

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    Other  

    Directive 2005/36/EC

    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS4 - Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Yes
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    An optometrist examines eyes, tests sight and prescribes spectacles or contact lenses for those who need them. They also fit spectacles or contact lenses, give advice on visual problems and detect any ocular disease or abnormality, referring the patient to a medical practitioner if necessary. Optometrists can undertake further specialist training to be added to the registers of additional supply, independent prescribing or supplementary prescribing.

    Translation(s):

    N/A

    (EN)
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