Optometrists can manage a number of common eye conditions, informed and supported by evidence-based clinical management guidelines (CMGs), without the need to refer every case of injury or disease of the eye to a registered medical practitioner.
The current CMGs are universally available on the College of Optometrists website, where they are by far the most frequently accessed content. They are evidence based, peer reviewed and updated every two years.
Recently, illustrations of clinical conditions have been added, as has cross-platform accessibility. New CMGs are added as the need arises.