Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee

The Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee advises the Board on the following matters with respect to the administration or prescribing of scheduled medicines by optometrists for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes:

  • the scheduled medicines or classes of medicines that are suitable for optometrists to administer or prescribe
  • any guidelines that might be required to support safe, competent and effective prescribing or administration practice by optometrists
  • any other matters that the Board may refer from time to time.

Optometry Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee terms of reference (204 KB,PDF), Word version (166 KB,DOCX).


Associate Professor Daryl Guest  Committee Chair, National Board member, optometrist holding a scheduled medicine endorsement 
Dr Carla Abbott National Board member, optometrist holding a scheduled medicines endorsement
Professor Alex Gentle  Optometrist who is an academic and educator in optometry 
Mr Graham Lakkis  Optometrist holding a scheduled medicines endorsement 
Miss Angela Stathopoulos Pharmacist
Professor Danny Liew  Medical practitioner with relevant expertise 
Associate Professor James Ziogas  Academic and educator in pharmacology 
Mr Benjamin Hamlyn Optometrist holding a scheduled medicine endorsement
Associate Professor Andrew Symons Medical practitioner who practises as an ophthalmologist
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