Independent prescribing

Optometrists with an independent prescribing (IP) qualification are able to clinically assess a patient, establish a diagnosis, determine the clinical management required and prescribe where necessary.

Clinical files: As an IP optometrist, am I able to prescribe medicines for family members who attend the practice with an acute eye condition?

This online dedicated therapeutics peer review session is open to College members who are qualified independent prescribers or at the placement stage of an IP qualification.

This online dedicated therapeutics peer review session is open to College members who are qualified independent prescribers or at the placement stage of an IP qualification.

There are plenty of evidence-based resources to draw on, writes Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College.

Independent prescribers can now get the support to expand their prescribing scope of practice.

Sharon Beatty MCOptom explains how the development of an innovative clinical model in Cardiff and south-east Wales is improving eye care services for all stakeholders.

There are plenty of ways that we can help you develop your career, whatever your job role, experience or professional and personal goals.

Clinical files: As an IP optometrist can I prescribe medicine is not listed in the College’s Optometrists Formulary?

Frank Munro FCOptom, GOC Scottish Registrar, on how optometrists have increased their relevance, influence and capabilities in Scotland and beyond.

We have a number of therapeutic points available to IP members struggling to cover their competencies by the end of this year.