Headlines Walmart and Optometrists Agree On New State Bill It would allow optometrists to lease space in big-box stores. Published 4 years ago on May 5, 2019 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Walmart clashed with optometrists in Oklahoma over proposed legislation last year, but a new bill has the support of both sides. KGOU reports that Senate Bill 100 would allow “chains like Walmart and Target to sell eyewear and allow optometrists to lease office space in the stores.” Oklahoma and Rhode Island are the only two states that ban such practices, according to the news outlet. The Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians and Walmart stand behind the bill. That’s despite the fact that the optometric association opposed a similar bill that Oklahoma voters rejected in November. Advertisement “We decided to develop some legislation that would protect patients and that would require optometrists no matter where they practice, be independent practitioners, that they would not be employees of any retailer, possibly within a retail setting,” said Joel Robison, executive director of the state optometric association, according to KGOU. Retailers wouldn’t have control over any aspect of the eye exam, he said. Read more at KGOU Related Topics:Latest News ToplegislationOptometry click to Comment(Comment) Up Next This Eye Problem Costs the Global Economy $244B a Year, According to a Study Don't Miss State Expands Optometrists’ Scope of Practice INVISION Staff Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 23 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at email@example.com. SPONSORED VIDEO Crizal® Sapphire™ HR: Invisible Shield of Protection Your patients’ main concerns of anti-glare, scratch resistance, and easiness to clean are covered. Crizal Sapphire HR, the latest and most advanced product in the Crizal No-Glare range, is now widely available across lab networks and through all major managed vision care providers. Crizal Sapphire HR is available with Essilor’s advanced lens designs such as Varilux® progressive lenses and Eyezen® enhanced single vision lenses. Click here to learn more. *External laboratory tests and internal technical tests – 2020. Compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ’overall’ refers to anti-reflective coatings important criteria, ranked through an external quantitative consumer study – 2019. You may like Record Halloween Spending Expected: NRF 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Is Eyecare Ready for the Metaverse? Promoted Headlines On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Visionix Made in Italy Italian Trade Agency Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Optify Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Headlines12 hours ago Record Halloween Spending Expected: NRF Photo Gallery15 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Cover Stories15 hours ago Is Eyecare Ready for the Metaverse? Press Releases3 days ago Modern Optical Canada Announces New Collaboration with ZEISS Vision Care Canada Press Releases3 days ago IbisVision Launches Breakthrough Refraction Technology for Over-the-Internet Eye Prescriptions at Las Vegas Expo Photo Gallery4 weeks ago Celebrity Eyewear Pics Featuring SJP, Russell Crowe, ‘Half’ of Oasis, and Shakira (Of Course!) Photo Gallery15 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content6 days ago Made in Italy Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers America's Finest4 weeks ago Trading on a Good Name Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Shop! Masterclass Webinar: Sustainability for Retail: How Retailers Create Social, Environmental and Cultural Innovations Sponsored Content2 months ago Now Available: New Varilux® XR series™ Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Human-Centric Design in a Digital World: Creating Unexpected Moments That Inspire, Educate, and Connect at Retail Sponsored Content4 months ago The Very First of Its Kind: Introducing Ray-Ban Reverse Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery15 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content6 days ago Made in Italy True Tales3 days ago The Farting Mom Chronicles: One Optician’s Terrible Tale Best of the Best1 week ago The One Tool a NY Practice Says Is ‘Essential’ in Targeting Ads to Website Visitors America's Finest6 days ago At This Alberta Practice, the Eyewear Is Global, the Exams Are Thorough and the Staff Are Valued Sponsored Content5 days ago On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Headlines1 week ago National Pharmacy Chains Targeted for Unapproved Eyecare Products Columns6 days ago You’re In Optometry School… Now What?