HC Deb 01 April 1960 vol 620 cc170-1W
Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Health the number of cases, during the last 12 months, of children being sight-tested under the National Health Service by an optician in Hull and wrongly advised to wear spectacles who, when examined by an ophthalmic medical practitioner, have been advised there was no reason for them to wear spectacles; and what action he will take to ensure that opticians do not endeavour to sell spectacles for children when they are not necessary.

Miss Pitt

Two cases came to notice where there was a difference of opinion on the need for glasses for children. Adequate machinery already exists to deal with any unnecessary prescribing of glasses.

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