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The Optometrists and Opticians Board (the “Board”) has revised its Supervisory Framework Guidelines for all provisionally registered optometrists and opticians (“practitioners”) which will take effect from 1 October 2020.

2  The key updates include the following,

  • Recommended list of equipment in practice to guide optometrists in their selection of suitable optical employment;
  • Enhanced conditions for supervised practice and eligibility criteria for supervisor (no spouse or first-degree relatives);
  • Elaboration on different supervisory roles for more clarity;
  • Further definition of follow-up requirements under additional guiding pointers for optometrists;
  • Submission of supervisor’s reports by supervisor at regular intervals via email for all new registration granted on 1 October 2020 onwards;
  • Submission of logbook via email only; and
  • New Frequently-asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19.

3  For more information, please refer to the Supervisory Framework Guidelines for the respective professions via this link.

4  If you need further clarification, please write an email to the secretariat at

Thank you.

Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards
On behalf of Optometrists and Opticians Board