Texas is the fourth state in 2021 to finalize a significant scope of practice enhancement for optometry.
ODs would gain the right to manage glaucoma independently.
It's the second state this year to enact such a scope expansion.
The measure goes into effect July 1.
The legislation as it stands is described as a 'compromise' between ODs and ophthalmologists.
'AOA has adapted, and we are now set to move forward and accomplish even more for the profession.'
They want to 'assist our nation in regaining its health.'
Patients 'will have greater access to needed medications.'
Not enough signatures were collected for a spot on a statewide ballot.
The role attracts more than 600,000 queries per month.
It is the only optometry college in the state.
The care kept vulnerable populations away from ERs dealing with coronavirus cases.
Our eyes see the world around us but — thanks to routine comprehensive eye exams — they can also show what’s going on inside the body.
Eye scans and retinal images going back decades can help predict diagnosis and progression.
This was not just any patient.
Off-the-wall comments are approaching record levels.
The front door lock was broken.
The group has 29 optometrists.
But an appeal could be on the way.
It's a 'ballot question committee to educate voters.'
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