State eyeballs backtracking on Correa’s optometry law

A high-ranking state official indicated that California may have erred when it tried to implement Orange County State Sen. Lou Correa’s controversial bill allowing optometrists to treat glaucoma patients.
As The Watchdog reported last month, the state hired a consultant with an apparently glaring conflict of interest to draft regulations to implement Correa’s legislation. For years, optometrists — that is, the people you go to for eye exams and glasses — have been trying to convince state lawmakers that they have the training and skill necessary to work as eye physicians and surgeons, despite the fact that they receive far less schooling than ophthalmologists, who are actual medical doctors specializing in the human eye…[Read Full Article Here]

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~ by clearvisioneyecare on November 23, 2009.

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