(225 ILCS 83/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Contact lens prescription" means a written order bearing the original signature of a duly licensed optometrist or physician or an oral or electronic order issued directly by an optometrist or physician that authorizes the dispensing of contact lenses to a patient.
    "Department" means the Department of Professional Regulation.
    "Mail-order ophthalmic provider" means an entity that dispenses contact lenses through the United States Postal Service or other common carrier to Illinois residents.
    "Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 91-421, eff. 1-1-00.)