Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does the law set a specific period of time relating to the expiration of an Optometric prescription?
No, the Optometry law requires the prescription to reflect an expiration date. It is in the doctor’s discretion, depending on patient and circumstances, to set the expiration date.
2. Am I entitled to a copy of my prescription for glasses?
Yes, the Optometry law requires the release of an unexpired prescription to a patient on request.
3. Am I entitled to a copy of my prescription for contact lenses?
The Optometry law requires release of a prescription for contact lenses to a patient if and when a final fitting has been achieved.