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About the Department
Multimed Faculty
Complementary Medicine
Center for Complementary & Integrative Healthcare
Vision Care Optical
Multimed Administrative Staff
Multimed Medical Services
Clinica Interdisciplinaria de Servicios Psicologicos y Psiquiatricos
 
 

Vision Care Optical

In accordance with the law #152 of June 3, 1976 and amend by law#82 of Sept. 1, 1990 the optician are the only personnel authorized to prepare eyeglasses and or contact lenses prescribe by an ophthalmologist and or an optometrist.

The optician must be licensed under the guideline set forth by law # 11 of June 23, 1976 by the Department of Health aimed to provide the best quality possible and excellence in service.

Most recently, the optician became collegiate, by majority of votes. The New organization is known as the “Colegio de Opticos de Puerto Rico” (law #245 of Sept. 3, 2003).

You must be licensed and collegiate to be a practicing optician in the state of Puerto Rico.

  • Fit and dispense optical aids using a prescription written by a doctor.

  • Assist patients in lens and frame selection.

  • Measure the shape and size of the eye for contact lenses and select the appropriate material.

  • Evaluate a patient's prescription and appropriate measurements, and prepare the work order for the optical laboratory.

  • Use optical tools and gages to make sure that the glasses or contact lenses are exactly as you ordered them.

Complete insurance forms, maintain inventory, patient files and lab records.
 

 
Theme
  1. Refractive Conditions
  2. Eyeglasses
  3. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

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