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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 9TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
CHAPTER 181CONTACT LENS PRESCRIPTIONS
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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