Optometrists with the Additional Supply qualification can write orders for, and supply in an emergency, a range of drugs in addition to those which can be ordered or supplied by an optometrist without the qualification.
Working within their professional competence, qualified independent prescribers can clinically assess a patient, establish a diagnosis, determine the clinical management required and prescribe where necessary.
Qualifying for Additional Supply or Independent Prescribing means you can:
The Optometrists' Formulary consists of data sheets that provide prescribing information on all drugs currently available to optometrists.
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