An optometrist shall not permit an unlicensed person to perform the following duties in the optometric practice:
(A) Make the determination as to whether or not a patient may safely and comfortably wear contact lenses.
(B) Evaluate the physical fit of a contact lens through the use of a "black light" and fluorescein or any similar substance.
(C) Evaluate the physical fit of a contact lens through the use of a biomicroscope or other similar instrument with magnification qualities.
(D) Use a phoropter or hand-held lenses of any type for the purpose of determining the prescription or change in the prescription necessary for any optical accessory.
(E) Use a spectacle prescription or a prescription determined through the use of a lensometer, or its equivalent, on a pair of spectacles as a basis for designing, manufacturing or duplicating a new contact lens.
(F) Prescribe a schedule of wearing time for a patient.
(G) In any way attempt to exercise professional judgment or exercise professional skills which constitute the practice of optometry.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/20/2008 and 05/19/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.09
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/65, 6/1/99