An optician or other ancillary support staff person who, where authorized by state law and trained or certified to do so, may fit or dispense contact lenses to a patient based on the prescription of an optometrist or medical physician.
Source: American Optometric Association [1/1/2009: added definition, added source]
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Contact Lens Technician/Technologist
156FC0801XContact Lens Fitter Technician/Technologist
156FX1101XOphthalmic Assistant Technician/Technologist
156FX1201XOptometric Assistant Technician/Technologist
156FX1202XOptometric Technician Technician/Technologist
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The NPI Database was last updated on 2/13/2020 with 6,277,932 records.