An overview of paediatric dispensing Part 1: Frames and faces

by Andrew Cripps FBDO (Hons) The Opticians Act (1989) dictates that spectacles can only be dispensed to patients below the age of 16 by (or under the supervision of) fully qualified and registered dispensing opticians and optometrists.The reasons for this restricted supply are that children present a special case that requires a different approach to dealing directly with adults, and more specialist knowledge. **These articles are kindly provided by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. Please note CET points are not available for completion of these articles.**

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