Who is required to obtain a permit?
Opticians who dispense contact lenses and corporations and business entities that sell, deliver, or dispense contact lenses in Texas. This includes mail-order firms that are not based in Texas if they do business in Texas. Employees of corporations and business entities that hold permits are not required to obtain a separate permit. Physicians, optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and pharmacists are not required to obtain a permit. Employees who work under the direct supervision and control of an optometrist, a therapeutic optometrist, a physician, or a pharmacist are not required to obtain a permit.
How to obtain a permit
Complete the application form and submit the application fee. There is no examination or other assessment of education or credentials.
What are the responsibilities of permit holders?
A permit holder may not modify a contact lens prescription. A permit holder must fill contact lens prescriptions accurately without modification and may not fill an expired prescription.