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RULE §181.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the contents clearly indicate otherwise.

  (1) Contact lens prescription--a written prescription that contains the following information:

    (A) the patient's name;

    (B) the date the prescription was issued;

    (C) the contact lens manufacturer, if needed;

    (D) the expiration date of the prescription, which shall be one year or more unless the health of the patient requires an earlier expiration date;

    (E) the signature of the physician or a verification of the prescription as described by Tex. Occ. Code Section 353.1015;

    (F) the total number of lenses authorized and recommended replacement intervals if the prescription is for disposable contact lenses;

    (G) the brand name or model type of the lens prescribed;

    (H) the lens power;

    (I) the base curve measurements; and

    (J) the diameter.

  (2) Disposable contact lenses--soft contact lenses that:

    (A) are dispensed in sealed packages;

    (B) are sterilized and sealed by the manufacturer; and

    (C) according to the wearing instructions suggest the lenses be replaced at an interval of less than three months.

Source Note: The provisions of this §181.2 adopted to be effective March 4, 1998, 23 TexReg 1950; amended to be adopted March 7, 2002, 27 TexReg 1488; amended to be effective September 20, 2007, 32 TexReg 6315

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