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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 14TEXAS OPTOMETRY BOARD
CHAPTER 280THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRY
RULE §280.6Procedures Authorized for Therapeutic Optometrists

(a) Under the authority of §351.358 of the Act, a therapeutic optometrist may administer, perform, or prescribe ophthalmic devices, procedures, and appropriate medications administered by topical means, to diagnose or treat visual defects, abnormal conditions, or diseases of the human vision system, including the eye and adnexa.

(b) Pursuant to the limitations in subsection (a) of this title, a therapeutic optometrist may:

  (1) administer an amniotic membrane in a procedure that does not involve suturing; and

  (2) dispense and charge for therapeutic contact lenses in accordance with §551.004 of the Texas Pharmacy Act.


Source Note: The provisions of this §280.6 adopted to be effective June 3, 2015, 40 TexReg 3170

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