5. Subject to section 6, an optometrist may administer and prescribe an anti-glaucoma medication for the treatment of a glaucoma condition where the following requirements are met: (1) the condition may be described as follows:
(a) glaucoma suspect;
(b) early glaucoma;
(c) steroid-induced glaucoma;
(2) the optometrist has access to the appropriate instruments for the assessment of the condition.
An optometrist who administers or prescribes an anti-glaucoma medication in accordance with the first paragraph must, thereafter, refer the patient to an ophthalmologist physician for medical follow-up.