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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_90 > GS_90-115

§ 90‑115.  Practicewithout registration unlawful.

After the passage of this Article it shall be unlawful for any personto practice optometry in the State unless he has first obtained a certificateof registration as hereinafter provided. Within the meaning of this Article, aperson shall be deemed as practicing optometry who does, or attempts to, sell,furnish, replace, or duplicate, a lens, frame, or mounting, or furnishes anykind of material or apparatus for ophthalmic use, without a written prescriptionfrom a person authorized under the laws of the State of North Carolina topractice optometry, or from a person authorized under the laws of NorthCarolina to practice medicine: Provided, however, that the provisions of thissection shall not prohibit persons or corporations from selling completelyassembled spectacles, without advice or aid as to the selection thereof, asmerchandise from permanently located or established places of business, norshall it prohibit persons or corporations from making mechanical repairs toframes for spectacles; nor shall it prohibit any person, firm, or corporationengaged in grinding lenses and filling prescriptions from replacing orduplicating lenses on original prescriptions issued by a duly licensedoptometrist, and oculist. (1909, c. 444, s. 2; C.S., s. 6688; 1935, c. 63; 1967, c. 691, s. 43.)