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The Medicines (Contact Lens Fluids and Other Substances) (Exemption from Licences) Order 1979

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1.—(1) This order may be cited as the Medicines (Contact Lens Fluids and Other Substances) (Exemption from Licences) Order 1979 and shall come into operation on 1st January 1980.

(2) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act” means the Medicines Act 1968;

contact lens” means any thin curved shell of glass, plastic or other hard or soft material intended for use by being applied to the human eyeball as a contact lens;

contact lens substance” means any substance for use in cleaning, disinfecting, irrigating, lubricating, wetting or storing any contact lens or blank from which the contact lens is to be prepared or any fluid in which such lens or blank is soaked or rinsed or any fluid used as a barrier between such lens or blank and the human eyeball or any other substance used in connection with the use of such lens or blank;

exemption” means an exemption under Article 2 of this order from the restriction on assembly imposed by section 8(2) of the Act; and

optician” means a person who is registered in either of the registers of ophthalmic opticians established and maintained under section 2(a) of the Opticians Act 1958.

(3) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to a numbered Article is a reference to the Article of this order bearing that number and a reference in a paragraph of an Article of this order to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph of the Article bearing that number.

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