ORS 683.010
Definitions for ORS 683.010 to 683.310

As used in ORS 683.010 (Definitions for ORS 683.010 to 683.310) to 683.310 (Professional corporation regulation not required), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Licensed optometrist” means an optometrist licensed under ORS 683.010 (Definitions for ORS 683.010 to 683.310) to 683.340 (Duty to report prohibited conduct).


“Optometric nontopical formulary” means the list of nontopical pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of diseases of the human eye and the protocols for their usage adopted by the Council on Optometric Nontopical Formulary under ORS 683.240 (Council on Optometric Nontopical Formulary) (2).


“Practice of optometry” means the use of any means other than invasive or laser surgery, or the prescription of Schedule I and II drugs or pharmaceutical agents that are not on the optometric nontopical formulary, for diagnosis and treatment in the human eye, for the measurement or assistance of the powers or range of human vision or the determination of the accommodative and refractive states of the human eye or the scope of its functions in general or the adaptation of lenses or frames for the aid thereof, subject to the limitations of ORS 683.040 (Qualifications of applicants). “Practice of optometry” includes the prescription of Schedule II hydrocodone-combination drugs for the purposes listed in this subsection and the use of telemedicine as defined in ORS 683.230 (Practice of telemedicine).


“Trial frames” or “test lenses” means any frame or lens that is used in testing the eye and that is not sold and not for sale. [Amended by 1971 c.102 §1; 1975 c.175 §1; 1989 c.443 §1; 1991 c.904 §4; 1991 c.967 §1; 2001 c.632 §1; 2015 c.18 §1; 2019 c.234 §3]
Chapter 683

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Constitutionality of prohibitions of advertising, (1976) Vol 37, p 1375; Practice of optometry under sublease between optometrist and lay corporation operating optical dispensary, (1982) Vol. 43, p 119


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