Optical supplier body warns of duty to MHRA

Optical Suppliers Association’s (OSA) Standards Panel has highlighted the importance of practitioners’ mandatory obligation to register with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). 

The panel reminded optical businesses who glaze on site, or assemble glasses using remote edged lenses that even small devices, such as ready readers, are also medical devices, and warned that any practice importing and dispensing frames of any description should ensure they are compliant with MHRA requirements. 

Andrew Sanders, chair of the OSA Standards Panel, said: ‘We address a wide variety of concerns which come to the OSA. This recently included a question about magnets used in sun clip-ons being acceptable for people with pacemakers. Many of the questions we receive are relevant to the wider optical community.’ 

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