In July 2007, the Singapore Parliament passed the Optometrists & Opticians Act to regulate the Optometry and Opticianry industry in Singapore. An Optometrists and Opticians Board was set up to perform this function. The Act was slated to come into force on 1 Jan 2008.
Under the Act, all optometrists and opticians needs to be registered with the Board to continue practising as an optician or optometrist in Singapore. The Board will determine and regulate the conduct and ethics of optometrists and opticians, and issue guidelines on standards of practice.