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Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Information

Application for Glaucoma License
Practice Guidelines


Application for License: Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Recent Graduates (Since May 2008): Special Application
(May 2008   
& later   
May 2008 and subsequent graduates of the following optometry schools may use a modified application process. Select this link for special instructions and forms: Special Application
  • Arizona College Of Optometry at Midwestern University
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Indiana University School of Optometry
  • Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry
  • Michigan College Of Optometry at Ferris State University
  • New England College of Optometry
  • Northeastern State University College of Optometry
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
  • The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • State University of New York College of Optometry
  • University of Alabama School of Optometry
  • University of California - Berkeley, School Of Optometry
  • University of Houston College of Optometry
  • University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry
  • University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science
  • Western University Of Health Sciences College Of Optometry
Regular Application
To apply for an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist License, applicants must take an approved course, complete a skills evaluation by an ophthalmologist or optometric glaucoma specialist, and submit an application, with fee and required documents, to the Optometry Board. Approved 30 hour courses are listed on the Board's website. Use the find feature of your Internet browser to search for "Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Course"
Detailed requirements for the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist License can be found in Rule 280.8 and Rule 280.9
Forms: Application Instructions and Forms

Practice Guidelines: Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Practice Guidelines
Only Optometric Glaucoma Specialists may prescribe and administer oral medications. Only those oral medications listed in Rule 280.10 (d)(1) may be prescribed and administered. Please note that each medication has a time period that may not be exceeded.
Rules: Rules defining the responsibilities and authority of Optometric Glaucoma Specialists, including specific drug prescribing and administration authority, and required procedures for the treatment of glaucoma may be found at these links:
Optometry Act: The statutes in the Optometry Act defining the practice of Optometric Glaucoma Specialist may be found at this link. See Sections 351.358 and 351.3581 of the Texas Optometry Act.

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