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§ 90‑253. Exemptions from Article.

Nothing in this Article shall be construed to apply to optometrists, orphysicians trained in ophthalmology who are authorized to practice under thelaws of this State, or to an unlicensed person working within the practice andunder the direct supervision of the optometrist or physician trained inophthalmology. An apprentice or intern registered with the Board and workingunder direct supervision of a licensed optician, optometrist or physiciantrained in ophthalmology will not be deemed to have engaged in opticianry byreason of performing acts defined as preparation and dispensing, provided theapprentice is in compliance with the rules of the Board respecting the trainingof apprentices.

As used in this section, "supervision" means the provision ofgeneral direction and control through immediate personal on‑siteinspection and evaluation of all work constituting the practice of opticianryand the provision of consultation and instruction by a licensed dispensingoptician, except that on‑site supervision is not required for minoradjustments or repairs to eyeglasses. (1951, c. 1089, s. 20; 1981, c. 600, s. 18.)