1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Registry and Registrar

   4   Register of practitioners to be kept

   5   Copy of register to be published in Gazette

   6   Registered practitioners entitled to recover charges

   7   Only registered practitioners entitled to practise optometry

   8   Persons entitled to be registered

   9   Persons to make application to Minister for registration

   10   Constitution of Board of Examiners

   11   Appointment of secretary and fee payable to examiners and secretary

   12   Requirements for candidates for examination

   13   Examination fee

   14   Duties of Registrar

   15   Offences

   16   Penalty for Registrar making false entity, etc


   16B   Minister may amend monetary penalties

   17   Exemptions




[Date of Commencement: 14th December, 1926]

Cap 269.

Act 7 of 2011.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Opticians Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "optometry" or "the practice of optometry" means the employment of any methods for the estimation of errors of re-action of the human eye, and the prescribing or adapting of lenses to correct such errors.

3   Registry and Registrar

   The office of the Registrar-General of Births and Deaths shall be the registry of qualified opticians and the Registrar General of Births and Deaths shall be the Registrar under this Act.

4   Register of practitioners to be kept

   The Registrar shall open and thereafter keep, as nearly as may be according to the Form in the Schedule, a register of qualified optometry practitioners.

5   Copy of register to be published in Gazette

   A copy of the register as it stands at any such time, shall be published by the Registrar in the first Gazette issued after each first day of June and December in every year.

This section of the article is only available for our subscribers. Please click here to subscribe to a subscription plan to view this part of the article.