Examination of applicants; fee
(1)Any person who has signified to the Oregon Board of Optometry a desire to be examined by it and who has filed proof that the person is qualified under ORS 683.010 (Definitions for ORS 683.010 to 683.310) to 683.340 (Duty to report prohibited conduct) and the rules of the board to take the examination shall pay a fee to be determined by the board. The applicant shall be examined in the anatomy of the eye, in the use of pharmaceutical agents in optometry, in normal and abnormal refractive and accommodative and muscular conditions and coordination of the eye, in subjective and objective optometry, including the fitting of glasses, the principles of lens grinding and frame adjusting, and in such other subjects as pertain to the science and practice of optometry, such subjects to be enumerated in a publication by the board.
(2)The board may, in its discretion, require the certificate of successful examination of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry in one or more areas of the examination in lieu of its examination in such areas.
(3)If an applicant fails to pass a second examination, the board may permit additional examinations upon compliance by the applicant with the law and the rules of the board.
(4)Any person who petitions the board to prescribe and administer pharmaceutical agents who has not previously been examined by the board on such use shall pass an examination on the use and potential side effect of such agents as used in optometry and shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board clinical competency in the prescription of pharmaceutical agents listed on the optometric nontopical formulary and pharmaceutical agents approved by the board for topical use. [Amended by 1955 c.120 §1; 1971 c.102 §4; 1975 c.175 §3; 1977 c.243 §1; 1991 c.967 §3; 1993 c.28 §1; 1997 c.643 §27; 2001 c.632 §3]
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