Statute § 90–235. Definition.

Within the meaning of the provisions of this Article, the term "dispensing optician" defines one

who prepares and dispenses lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses and/or appurtenances thereto to the

intended wearers thereof on written prescriptions from physicians or optometrists duly licensed

to practice their professions, and in accordance with such prescriptions interprets, measures,

adapts, fits and adjusts such lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses and/or appurtenances thereto to the

human face for the aid or correction of visual or ocular anomalies of the human eye. The services

and appliances related to ophthalmic dispensing shall be dispensed, furnished or supplied to the

intended wearer or user thereof only upon prescription issued by a physician or an optometrist;

but duplications, replacements, reproductions or repetitions may be done without

prescription, in which event any such act shall be construed to be ophthalmic dispensing, the

same as if performed on the basis of a written prescription. (1951, c. 1089, s. 2.)