The percentage of the 5,300 registered optometrists in Australia who are endorsed for use of scheduled medicines is 55.3%, according to the most-recent figures from the Optometry Board of Australia.

The figures, for 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017, show there are 53.5% female and 46.5% males registered as optometrists.

New South Wales has 33.26% of the total, Victoria 26.435, Queensland 20.01%, Western Australia 7.69%, South Australia 5.67%, Tasmania 1.71%, Australian Capital Territory 1.53% and Northern Territory 0.62%.