Arkansas Statute Chapter 89.

Ophthalmic Dispensers.Subchapter 1. General Provisions, 17-89-101. Short title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Ophthalmic Dispensing Act".

History. Acts 1981, No. 589, § 1. A.S.A. 1947, § 72-2101. 17-89-102. Definitions.

(3) "Licensed dispensing optician" means any person licensed by the Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians to engage in ophthalmic dispensing;

(4)(A) "Ophthalmic dispensing" means the preparation of laboratory work orders, verification, and dispensing of spectacle lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, or parts thereof to the intended wearer on a written prescription from a licensed physician skilled in disease of the eye or from a licensed optometrist.

(B) "Ophthalmic dispensing" shall include:

(i) The measuring, fitting, adapting, and adjusting of spectacle lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, or parts thereof to the human face;

(ii) The preparation and delivery of work orders to laboratory technicians engaged in grinding lenses and fabrication of eyewear;

(iii) The verification of the quality of finished spectacle lenses, spectacles, or eyeglasses; and

(iv) The adjustment or repair of spectacle frames to the human face.

(C) The prescribing, adapting, fitting, duplicating, dispensing, modifying, selling, or supplying of contact lenses for or to the human eye is specifically excluded;

(5) "Person" shall include individuals, partnerships, firms, corporations, professional corporations, unincorporated associations, or any of the foregoing;

(6) "Registered dispensing optician" means any person registered by the Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians to engage in ophthalmic dispensing; and

(7) "Supervision" means the direct personal physical provision of direction and control through personal inspection.

History. Acts 1981, No. 589, § 2. A.S.A. 1947, § 72-2102.