Statute 63-14-102.

"Practice of dispensing opticians" defined -- Prohibited practices.

"Practice of dispensing opticians" means the preparation, adaptation and dispensing of lenses, spectacles, eye glasses and optical devices to the intended user thereof on the written prescription of a physician or optometrist duly licensed to practice the physician's or the optometrist's profession and the dispensing of frames as a unit or individually to the intended user thereof.

Rule 0480-01-.02 SCOPE OF PRACTICE.

(1) The practice of dispensing opticians includes the preparation, adaptation and dispensing of lenses, spectacles, eye glasses and optical devices on the written prescription of an optometrist or a physician.

(2) Nothing contained in these rules shall be construed to permit persons licensed under T.C.A. ยงยง63-14-101 through 63-14-121 to examine or exercise eyes, nor to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any human injury, disease or ailment.

(3) Dispensing opticians may fit contact lenses only in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist.