Statute KRS 326.010

(2) "Ophthalmic dispensing" means that a person prepares and dispenses lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, or appurtenances thereto to the intended wearers on written prescriptions from licensed physicians, osteopaths, or optometrists, and in accordance with these prescriptions, interprets, measures, adapts, fits, and adjusts the lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, or appurtenances thereto to the human face for the aid or correction of visual or ocular anomalies of the human eyes. The services and appliances relating to ophthalmic dispensing shall be dispensed, furnished, or supplied to the intended wearer or user only upon a written prescription issued by a physician, osteopath, or optometrist. Duplications, replacements, reproductions, or repetitions may be provided without prescriptions, but shall be construed to be ophthalmic dispensing the same as if performed on the basis of an original written prescription Statute 326.030 Licenses required. No person shall engage in the practice of ophthalmic dispensing unless he or she is duly licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, or optometry in this Commonwealth or unless he or she is the holder of a license as an ophthalmic dispenser; provided, this section shall not be so construed as to prohibit a firm or corporation from operating a business which comes within the meaning of ophthalmic dispensing, if each of its employees either (1) coming in contact with the public and performing for the public any service or services included within the meaning of ophthalmic dispensing, or (2) otherwise performing any work or service required by this chapter to be performed by an ophthalmic dispenser, is the holder of a license as an ophthalmic dispenser.