Ophthalmic lenses

Ophthalmic Lenses & Tints and coatings

C All spectacle lenses should be dispensed from a presciption provided in fulfilment of the duty imposed by section 24(2) of the Opticians Act see C4.13.1
C ABDO members can see extensive information on spectacle lenses within Ophthalmic Lens Availability online.

C 9.2.1 Patients with a single vision prescription may be dispensed with single vision enhanced or accommodative boost lenses after confirmation with the prescriber. Not to do so could be considered prescribing.

Download the ABDO guide to fitting and lens design: ABDO Lens Specification Tables (FEB2019)


This page was last updated in August 2020 and will be reviewed in August 2022. Changes due to updates in legislation, advances in clinical knowledge, or extensions to scope of practice will be incorporated as they happen.