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Consultation on Optometrists Profession Regulation

Release Date: 03/01/2021
Staff Reference: Joan Weir

The proposal from the College of Optometrists of Alberta suggests that several procedures currently only undertaken by opthalmologists could actually be done by optometrists in their private clinics. These procedures include injections and limited surgical and therapeutic laser procedures on the human eye and adnexa. To perform these procedures optometrists will be required to complete an Advanced Procedures certificate however the procedures will be included in the optometry degree program in future.