Urgent National Drug Shortage

Please Click for Details on the Urgent National Drug Shortage: Lidocaine with Epinephrine and Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Continue reading

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

Due to impacts from Hurricane Irma, Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading

Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long-range Planning Meeting

The Annual Long Range Planning meeting has been canceled due to potential inclement weather from hurricane Irma. We will reschedule the meeting for October. More information will follow. Continue reading

Third Quarterly Performance Report (QPR) Released

The QPR contains revenue, expenditure and performance measure information from the Department of Health. Continue reading

2017 Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Click here to view a full list of bill summaries from the 2017 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession. Continue reading

Telehealth

The use of telehealth technology by Florida licensed healthcare practitioners for the purpose of providing patient care within the state of Florida is not precluded by Florida law. Continue reading

Dedicated to Securing Florida’s Future

Attention: The Board of Optometry will be holding a special telephone meeting on May 11th, at 9:00 AM… Continue reading

Xiidra Approved on January 20, 2017

Rule 64B13-18.002, F.A.C. adds Xiidra (Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Solution) 5% to the formulary and allows Florida Optometrists to prescribe the medication to their patients. Continue reading

Important Notice Due to Hurricane Matthew

Due to impacts from Hurricane Matthew, Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading

Xiidra Approved; Pending Effective Date

Until the new rule becomes effective, Florida Optometrists are not allowed to prescribe the medication. A notification will advise when the rule is effective. Continue reading