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§5-35.2-11  Construction of glass lenses – violations – penalty. –

Published: 2015

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Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-35.2


SECTION 5-35.2-11

   § 5-35.2-11  Construction of glass lenses

– violations – penalty. –

(a) No person shall distribute, sell, or delivery any eyeglasses or sunglasses

unless those eyeglasses or sunglasses are fitted with heat-treated glass

lenses, plastic lenses, laminated lenses, or lenses made impact resistant by

other methods. The provisions of this subsection do not apply if a physician or

optometrist, having found that those lenses will not fulfill the visual

requirements of a particular patient, directs, in writing, the use of other

lenses and gives written notification to the patient. Before they are mounted

in frames, all impact-resistant eyeglasses and sunglass lenses, except plastic

lenses, laminated lenses, and raised ledge multifocal lenses must withstand an

impact test of a steel ball five-eighths (5/8) of an inch in diameter weighing

approximately fifty-six hundredths of an ounce (0.56 oz) dropped from a height

of fifty inches (50"). Raised ledge multifocal lenses are capable of

withstanding the impact test but do not need to be tested beyond initial design

testing. To demonstrate that all plastic lenses and laminated lenses are

capable of withstanding the impact test, the manufacturer of the lenses shall

subject to the impact test a statistically significant sampling of lenses from

each production batch, and the tested lenses are representative of the finished

forms as worn by the wearer. Plastic prescription and plastic non-prescription

lenses, tested on the basis of statistical significance, may be tested in uncut

finished or semi-finished form at the point of original manufacture.

   (b) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this

section shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars

($500) for each violation.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2008, ch. 305, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 433, § 3.)