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All applicants for licensure to practice optometry must present proof of passing Parts I, II and III of the written examination given by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry® (NBEO) or its successors. Applicants for certification to use pharmaceutical agents for diagnostic purposes must have: 1) graduated after August 25, 1989, and passed an examination which covers ocular pharmacology administered by the NBEO or by an accredited school or college of optometry with a score of 75 or above; or, 2) satisfactorily completed an approved 100-hour course in pharmacology and passed an examination which covers ocular pharmacology administered by the NBEO or by an accredited school or college of optometry with a score of 75 or above. Applicants for certification to use pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes must have: 1) graduated after August 25, 1989 and pass the examination which covers the treatment and management of ocular diseases (TMOD®) given by the NBEO or, 2) satisfactorily completed 40 hours of classroom didactic education concerning the use of pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes and 60 hours of supervised clinical training, and pass the TMOD® examination given by the NBEO. All applicants for licensure to practice optometry must meet educational requirements to be authorized to treat glaucoma. An optometrist who has graduated from an accredited college of optometry after January 1, 1996, shall be deemed to have met the educational requirements for certification to use pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes which includes the treatment and management of glaucoma. An optometrist who has graduated from an accredited school or college of optometry prior to January 1, 1996, who applies for initial licensure must meet one of the following requirements: 1) Hold a current license to practice optometry in another state which includes glaucoma certification, and the educational requirements for that glaucoma certification are determined by the Nebraska Board of Optometry to be equivalent to the requirements for certification to use pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes in Nebraska; 2) Meet the requirements for certification to use pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes within the two years immediately preceding the date of application for updated therapeutic certification which includes the use of pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of glaucoma; or 3) Complete a glaucoma refresher course of at least 10 hours that is approved by the Department upon recommendation of the Board of Optometry.

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