Optometric Prescriptions: Refusing a Prescription

November 1989

Occasionally the College receives a complaint wherein an optometrist has refused to fill a prescription written by another practitioner. Upon presentation of a prescription written by another practitioner, the complainant was allegedly told that they would have to undergo a second eye examination in order for the optometrist to provide the complainant with spectacles.

Members are cautioned that conduct such as that outlined above could lead to allegations of professional misconduct.