643. Persons who may fit contact lenses.

643.     Persons who may fit contact lenses.

Subject to the exceptions described below, a person may not fit contact lenses unless he is a registered medical practitioner1, a registered optometrist or a registered dispensing optician2, and if he does so he is liable on summary conviction to a fine3.

The above prohibition does not apply to the fitting of contact lenses by a person recognised by a medical authority4 as a medical student if carried out as part of either a course of instruction or an examination approved by that authority for medical students5. The General Optical Council6