Connect with us

Headlines

State Bill to Expand Optometry Scope Fails in Committee

It came up two votes short.

mm

Published

on

An Arkansas bill to grant optometrists the right to perform certain surgeries has failed in committee.

The proposal needed 11 votes to clear the 20-member House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

What’s Really Up with Vision Expo in 2021?
INVISION Podcast

What’s Really Up with Vision Expo in 2021?

Podcast: Talking with the Finest, Hippest of Them All About Why There are No Ball Point Pens in Her Shop
INVISION Podcast

Podcast: Talking with the Finest, Hippest of Them All About Why There are No Ball Point Pens in Her Shop

Licensed or Not, Member or Not, the Opticians Association of America is Here for You [Podcast]
INVISION Podcast

Licensed or Not, Member or Not, the Opticians Association of America is Here for You [Podcast]

It came up two votes short.

It would have allowed optometrists to “give injections, remove benign lesions and perform certain types of laser surgeries,” according to the newspaper.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jon Eubanks, said it would let ODs more fully utilize their training and give patients more convenient access to care.

Eubanks said he’s not yet sure whether he’ll bring the proposal back to the committee.

Some other states, such as Louisiana and Oklahoma, allow optometrists to perform procedures that were previously limited to MDs.

Read more at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 23 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at [email protected].

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

SPONSORED BY ESSILOR

Ray-Ban® Authentic

Introducing the perfect match of Ray-Ban's legendary style and Essilor's Expertise in sight. Click here for more information.

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular