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What are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Patient protection
Instruments that physically contact the patient are cleaned and usually sterilized in between patients.
Instruments that do not touch the patient are cleaned for functionality and are sterilized usually once per day. These are the rules for an ophthalmological office. Optical shops have less stringent criteria and many are part of industrial chains with lax rules related to patient protection.

In brief: Patient protection
Instruments that physically contact the patient are cleaned and usually sterilized in between patients.
Instruments that do not touch the patient are cleaned for functionality and are sterilized usually once per day. These are the rules for an ophthalmological office. Optical shops have less stringent criteria and many are part of industrial chains with lax rules related to patient protection.
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