CPD Requirements for Glaucoma Prescribing

Glaucoma Prescribing

Link to the ODOB Guidelines for Glaucoma Prescribing

The Board will manage the tracking of hours for the 20 hours Glaucoma Management Clinical Placement and the 5 case studies.Download the log sheet template to be used to log the hours for the Glaucoma Management Clinical Placement .
There is no template for the case studies, but if anyone is unfamiliar with how to write up a case study they can contact the Board and the Board’s Professional Standards Advisor will provide guidance.

Application Process

Submit your log sheet or Case Studies to the Board for approval
Submit your log sheet or Case Studies to NZAO for CPD points(about 1.75 CD per session).

Glaucoma Prescribing Ongoing CPD requirements
Ongoing CPD requirements for Glaucoma Prescribing require participation in peer review sessions specifically on glaucoma management.  This will include presenting at twice yearly two hour structured peer review sessions specifically on glaucoma management.

These sessions must be run in accordance with the Board policy on continuing professional development and an ophthalmologist must be present.  When it is not possible to have an ophthalmologist attend, the Board may approve, at its discretion, an optometrist glaucoma prescriber.

Currently the only glaucoma CPD for prescribers the Board has approved and is accepting, is the requirement of four hours of peer review meetings with an ophthalmologist advising. The reason for this is that the Board wants to encourage collegial discussion amongst the optometrists prescribers with an ophthalmologist giving advice and recommendations on points raised. Such discussions give the opportunity for practitioners to also share their experiences of independent prescribing in both private practice and hospital settings.

List of Optometrist Glaucoma Prescribers
To view an up-to-date list of Approved Optometrist Glaucoma Prescribers, Click here.