Therapeutic prescribing for optometrists: an initial perspective

5 August 2011
Volume 12, Issue 3

The first insight on the impact of therapeutic qualifications on optometric practice.

Introduction

This survey provides the first insight on the impact of therapeutic qualifications on optometric practice as the participants are part of the first cohort to have qualified. Therapeutic optometrists regard the training as beneficial for their practice, their clinical confidence and for patients.

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