As used in this chapter:
(1) "Optician" means one who prepares and dispenses lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, and appurtenances to the intended wearers on prescriptions from licensed physicians or optometrists and in accordance with these prescriptions, mechanically interprets, measures, adapts, fits, and adjusts lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, and appurtenances to the human face for the aid or correction of visual or ocular anomalies of the human eye;
(2) "Apprentice" means a qualified person registered by the board who is working under the supervision of a licensed optician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist and who is being trained in the practice of opticianry;
(3) "Board" means the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Opticianry; and
(4) "Direct supervision" means, with regard to a supervisee, the licensed optician must be on the premises at all times.
HISTORY: 1998 Act No. 426, Section 1.