Nev. Admin. Code § 637.290 - Training and experience; areas of instruction

Current through August 4, 2021

1. An apprentice dispensing optician who desires to obtain a license as a dispensing optician pursuant to NRS 637.120 must receive instruction and personal supervision in the skills required in an optical establishment and in related duties during the 3 years of training required pursuant to subparagraph (1) of paragraph (f) of subsection 1 of NRS 637.100. Such training must include at least 2,000 hours of training and experience at the fitting table and in preparing laboratory orders, verifying processed work from the laboratory and the performance of other duties related to ophthalmic dispensing.
2. An apprentice dispensing optician who desires to obtain a license as a dispensing optician pursuant to NRS 637.120 and who has successfully completed a course of study in a school which offers a degree of associate of science in ophthalmic dispensing must receive at least 1,000 hours of training and experience at the fitting table and in preparing laboratory orders, verifying processed work from the laboratory and the performance of other duties related to ophthalmic dispensing.
3. The completion of one or more courses taught in a school which offers a degree of associate in applied science for studies in ophthalmic dispensing may count toward the completion of the hours of training and experience required pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 if the courses:
(a) Provide the apprentice dispensing optician with instruction equivalent to training and experience at the fitting table and in preparing laboratory orders, verifying processed work from the laboratory or the performance of other duties related to ophthalmic dispensing; and
(b) Are approved by the Board.
4. Upon approval by the Board, if an apprentice dispensing optician holds a limited license as a dispensing optician in good standing, the hours of training and experience that he or she received as a dispensing optician with a limited license may count towards the hours of training and experience required pursuant to subsections 1 and 2.
5. Areas of instruction for apprenticeship must include the following:
(a) Ocular anatomy, physiology and refractive anomalies of the eye;
(b) Processes of vision, especially the effect of light, lenses and prisms placed before the eye;
(c) Theoretical optics;
(d) Ophthalmic vocabulary;
(e) Ophthalmic prescription interpretation, eyeglass lens and contact lens identification, fitting and adjustment of eyeglasses, and use of instruments in the analysis of eyeglass lenses and contact lenses in a practical examination;
(f) All facets of ophthalmic dispensing procedures; and
(g) The provisions of this chapter and chapter 637 of NRS.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 637.290
Bd. of Dispensing Opt., No. 17.2, eff. 10-6-78; A and renumbered as No. 17.3, 11-30-79-NAC A 10-26-95; R042-02, 8-29-2002; R108-04, 12-1-2004

NRS 637.070, 637.100

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