Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

How to apply for prescribing rights

If you are currently practising as an optometrist and have recently obtained qualifications in therapeutic prescribing, you can apply to the Board to change your scope of practice to allow for the prescribing of medicines.  You can check here whether your therapeutic qualification has been prescribed by the Board.

Apply for prescribing rights using this form - click here.

 

How to apply to have your name cancelled from the Register

 

If you wish to apply to the Board for cancellation of your name from the Register of Optometrists or Dispensing Opticians, please complete and submit the required application form. Click here to download this form.

Once your application has been considered, you will be notified of the outcome of your application by the Registrar.

 

Obtaining therapeutic qualifications

The following training providers offer Graduate Certificate(s) in Occular Therapeutics for those who wish to obtain a therapeutics qualification that would allow them to prescribe medicines within their scope of practice:

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) - More information on this qualification can be found by clicking here and visiting the ACO website.

The University of Melbourne - More information on this qualification can be found by clicking here and visiting the university website.

The University of New South Wales - More information on this qualification can be found by clicking here and visiting the university website.

The Queensland University of Technology - More information on this qualification can be found by clicking here and visiting the university website.

Contact Us

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Level 5, 22 Willeston Street,
Wellington 6011
PO Box 9644, Wellington 6141
Tel: +64 4 474 0705, Fax +64 4 474 0709

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