Therapeutic prescribing for optometrists: an initial perspective

Stephen Bolland, Ross Henderson, Gunter Loffler, Gael Gordon

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Recent legislative changes in the UK permit optometrists with additional training to be involved in the therapeutic management of eye conditions. The role of a therapeutic optometrist within the health care network is still developing and it seems timely to ascertain what impact this additional role has on those who have undertaken the relevant training. This article aims to capture a snapshot of the current status of therapeutic prescribing for optometrists in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalOptometry in Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • therapeutic eye care
  • optometrists in the UK
  • legislative changes


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