Optometry is a primary care profession. The optometrist is the often the first and only contact a patient has with eye health care.
To be able to perform a thorough examination of the eyes, it ́s of great value to be able to examine the eyes dilated. Therefore, the ability to use diagnostic drugs is essential for the optometrist.
This lecture reports experiences in Sweden, where optometrists have diagnostic privileges since 2014. In the lecture, case presentations will be given.
Göran Skjöld, Optometrist, MSc Clinical Optometry, FAAO
MSc Clinical Optometry from SALUS University/PCO, Philadelphia, USA, 2007. Fellow American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) 2009.
Currently Project manager of Swedish Optometric Association Glaucoma-project in southern region of Sweden, and Member of project group for eye healthcare availability in southern region of Sweden.