Letter to the Health Minister - Good Label & Package Practices
glasses on top of prescription pad and Snellen chart
Optical prescriptions are made available to patients following a comprehensive eye examination so that patients may purchase glasses or initiate a fitting for contact lenses, or subnormal vision devices from a licensed dispensing provider. A valid prescription should contain all the relevant optical information, the prescribing optometrist’s signature, and the expiry date.

You’ve just been to your optometrist for your regular check-up and may have been given a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. That piece of paper, full of mysterious short forms and numbers … what do they all mean? In short, they provide