Ophthalmological Society bans optometrists from examining children under 10 without supervision

Jordan

Published: 2021-07-03 17:14

Last Updated: 2021-11-27 16:33


Ophthalmological Society bans optometrists from examining children under 10 without supervision
Ophthalmological Society bans optometrists from examining children under 10 without supervision

Saturday, the head of the Jordanian Ophthalmological Society at the Jordan Medical Association (JMA) Moath Arabiyat announced that amendments have been made to regulations related to eye examinations, making prescription glasses and fitting lenses of different kinds.

The aim is to make regulations fair for ophthalmologists following many objections and complaints.

The most prominent amendments include allowing owners of eye centers to open optical shops inside their establishments.

Additionally, optometrists are no longer allowed to examine children under the age of ten without a supervising ophthalmologist present.

In a press statement, Arabiyat said all ophthalmologists can participate and supervise organizational committees in their field.

The amendments also prohibited optometrists from changing the prescription set by the ophthalmologist, prescribing medicated drops or providing sick leave letters.