Optometric Clinical Practice Guidelines (OCPGs) are recommendations for patient care which are developed through a formal process. They combine the best available current scientific evidence and research with expert clinical opinion to recommend appropriate steps in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with various eye and vision conditions.
Each of the optometric practice guidelines has been developed by a consensus panel of optometrists who were selected for their knowledge and experience in that area. The guidelines have gone through extensive review processes within AOA and represent a broad consensus on guidelines for current optometric care.
The following OCPGs are currently available: