Defendant, an Oregon corporation engaged in a general optical business, employed in each of its stores a registered optometrist as manager. The optometrists were paid a flat salary and made examinations free of charge, whether eyeglasses were later purchased from defendant or not. The state commenced a proceeding to oust defendant of its corporate franchise on the ground that it was unlawfully engaged in the practice of optometry. The trial court dismissed the proceedings. On appeal, held, reversed. Because of the confidential relationship which exists between practitioner and patient, optometry must be classed as a profession, and it is therefore unlawful for a corporation to practice optometry through licensed employees. State v. Standard Optical Co. of Oregon, (Ore. 1947) 188 P. (2d) 309.
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CORPORATIONS-RIGHT TO PRACTICE OPTOMETRY THROUGH LICENSED EMPLOYEES,
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