TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1320 OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE ACT OF 1987
SECTION 1320.330 APPROVED THERAPEUTIC OCULAR PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15.1 OF THE ACT


 

Section 1320.330  Approved Therapeutic Ocular Pharmaceutical Agents Pursuant to Section 15.1 of the Act

 

a)         The following categories of therapeutic ocular pharmaceutical agents are approved for use by licensed optometrists:

 

1)         Anti-Infective Agents

 

2)         Anti-Allergy Agents

 

3)         Anti-Glaucoma Agents (except oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, which may be prescribed only in a quantity sufficient to provide treatment for up to 72 hours)

 

4)         Anti-Inflammatory Agents (except oral steroids)

 

5)         Topical Anesthetic Agents

 

6)         Over the Counter Agents

 

7)         Analgesic Agents

 

8)         Mydriatic Reversing Agents

 

9)         Anti-Dry Eye Agents

 

10)        Agents for the treatment of hypotrichosis

 

b)         Licensed optometrists shall be permitted to use topical anesthetics, mydriatics, cycloplegics and miotics.

 

c)         Oral pharmaceutical agents may be prescribed for a child under 5 years of age only in consultation with a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches.

 

(Source:  Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 10006, effective June 29, 2012)