15. Subject to the rights and privileges expressly granted by law to other professionals, no person may perform any of the acts described in section 8 unless he is a dispensing optician.
Nothing in the first paragraph shall prevent a person from selling ready-to-wear reading glasses having single vision spherical lenses only, of identical power in both lenses of between + 0.50 and + 3.25 dioptres.
The first paragraph shall not apply to acts performed:
(a) by a retailer who before 1 December 1971 operated an optical department managed by an optometrist, as long as that retailer continues to operate that department under the management of an optometrist or a dispensing optician acting on physicians’ or optometrists’ prescriptions;
(b) by any natural person who, before 1 December 1971, was performing such acts in a local municipal territory in which or within a radius of 40 km from which there was no dispensing optician or optometrist, as long as there is no dispensing optician or optometrist in that territory or within a radius of 40 km from that territory;
(c) by any natural person who, before 1 April 1961, was engaged in the occupation of fitting contact lenses and who fits such lenses under the supervision of a physician or optometrist;
(d) by any person in accordance with the provisions of a regulation adopted pursuant to paragraph h of section 94 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 53, s. 15; 1984, c. 47, s. 213; 1994, c. 40, s. 413; 1996, c. 2, s. 746; 1999, c. 40, s. 199; 2000, c. 13, s. 78.