Optometrists and Opticians Act
(Chapter 213A, Section 37)
Optometrists and Opticians (Practice, Conduct, Ethics and Publicity) Regulations
Rg 3
G.N. No. S 556/2008

(31st August 2009)
[1st November 2008]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Optometrists and Opticians (Practice, Conduct, Ethics and Publicity) Regulations.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“aftercare” means the follow-up service provided to a patient after the prescription, fitting or supply of an optical appliance for that patient;
“contact lens practice” means acts or activities specified in items 2, 5 and 6 of Part II of the Schedule to the Act, where such acts or activities relate to contact lenses;
“contact lens practitioner” means a registered optometrist or an exempted optician permitted under the Act to carry out contact lens practice;
“exempted optician” means a person referred to in paragraph 2(1) of the Optometrists and Opticians (Exemption from section 25(1)) Order (O 1);
“patient” means a person who consults a registered person;
“publicity” means any form of advertisement and includes any advertisement —
(a)printed in any medium for the communication of information;
(b)appearing in, communicated through or retrievable from, any mass medium, electronic or otherwise; or
(c)contained in any medium for communication produced or for use by a firm.