Press & News

June 24, 2024

Dr. Amanda C. Maltry: Editorial counterpoint: Minnesota House was right to protect eye-care standards

June 24, 2024

Herb Conaway, MD: Proposed legislation puts New Jerseyans’ eyes at risk | Opinion

May 2, 2024

RUTLEDGE: When Eye Surgery by Optometrists Goes Wrong — My Story

May 2, 2024

RUTLEDGE: When Eye Surgery by Optometrists Goes Wrong — My Story

March 31, 2024

Dr. Warren Goldblatt: Reject SB440. Only surgeons should perform eye surgery.

March 23, 2024

Drs. Anthony J. Correnti & Ahad A. Fazelat: House must safeguard surgical eye care standards

March 22, 2024

Dr. Erin Fogel: Opinion: Surgeons are made by medical schools, not legislation

March 11, 2024

BFP: Vermont Legislature is deciding who should be allowed to do surgery on your eyes

February 28, 2024

Dr. Jessica McNally: Vermont eye surgery safety at risk

February 21, 2024

Deseret News: Opinion: Should optometrists perform laser eye surgeries?

February 20, 2024

Utah bill would lower qualifications to perform some eye surgeries

January 14, 2024

LICCIARDI: SB 440 Puts Surgical Eye Safety at Risk and Should be Rejected

March 2, 2022

Why take a chance with your eyes?

February 24, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Houle: Keep eye surgery safe for Vermonters

February 20, 2022

Should non-medical doctors be allowed to perform eye surgery? Vermont lawmakers weigh in.

February 4, 2022

Poll: 80% of Virginians only want eye surgeon to perform eye surgery

February 4, 2022

Commentary: Eyes surgery should be left to the experts

April 5, 2021

Opinion: Lawmakers can’t take a shortcut to better eye health

April 3, 2021

Guest column: Should standards for training eye surgeons be lowered?

April 1, 2021

Optometrists aren’t surgeons. Florida lawmakers should not let them perform eye surgery | Opinion

April 1, 2021

Leave eye surgery to the actual eye surgeons | Letters to the editor

March 31, 2021

Sarah Wellik: When it comes to eye surgery, let’s put patient safety first

March 27, 2021

Limit eye incisions to surgeons

March 25, 2021

Optometrists shouldn’t be eye surgeons

March 11, 2021

‘Eyeball wars’ heat up again in Florida Senate

March 8, 2021

Florida Doctors Speak Out Against Dangerous Legislation

February 27, 2020

Y’all Politics – Optometrists seeking legislation to remove barriers on scope of practice

February 19, 2020

WLOX – Senate bill would allow optometrists to perform eye surgery, ophthalmologists warn of safety concerns

February 19, 2020

WLBT – New Bill Raises Surgical Safety

February 17, 2020

Alabama Political Reporter – Ophthalmologists concerned over questionable Senate Health Committee vote

February 14, 2020

Idaho Press – Senate panel kills bill to let optometrists do some laser eye surgeries

February 14, 2020

Alabama Political Reporter – Senate Health Committee bill advances despite clash between ophthalmologists, optometrists

February 13, 2020

Idaho Press – Senate committee sees no path forward in 2020 for laser eye surgery bill

February 13, 2020

Magic Valley – Guest opinion: HB 317 threatens patient safety

February 12, 2020

Magic Valley – Reader Comment: Optometry surgery bill is unacceptable

February 10, 2020

Idaho Statestman – Op-Ed – It’s up to Idaho Senate to stop dangerous eye surgeries

February 8, 2020

The Spokesman Review – Johanna Jensen: Eye surgery requires extensive, supervised training

February 7, 2020

Wyoming Public Media – President Of Wyoming Medical Society Weighs In On A Couple Of Pieces Of Legislation

February 7, 2020

Jackson Hole News and Guide – Legislature eyes new rules for optometrists

February 7, 2020

Wyoming News – Poll shows strong opposition to proposed law changing surgeon requirements

February 7, 2020

Wyoming Public Media – The President Of Wyoming Medical Society Weighs In On A Couple Of Pieces Of Legislation

February 6, 2020


February 6, 2020

Idaho County Free Press – Idaho House approves bill that allows eye doctors to perform laser surgery

February 5, 2020

Magic Valley – House approves bill that allows eye doctors to perform laser surgery

February 5, 2020

Idaho Press – Controversial eye surgery bill clears House, 58-11

February 2, 2020

Magic Valley – Op-Ed – Letter to editor: Pros and cons of eye surgeries by optometrists

January 31, 2020

Meridian Star – Reject bill to allow optometrists to perform surgery

January 30, 2020

Idaho State Journal – Bill that would allow eye doctors to do laser surgery moves forward

January 28, 2020

Idaho State Journal – Eye care industry divided on bill to allow optometrists to conduct laser surgery

January 23, 2020

Becker’s ASC Review – Idaho considers legislation to expand optometrist scope of practice

January 21, 2020

Invision – Idaho Considers Allowing ODs to Perform Laser Eye Surgery

January 21, 2020

East Idaho News – Bill would allow your optometrist to give you laser eye surgery

January 20, 2020

KTVB – Eye doctors see problem with proposed Idaho legislation

January 20, 2020

KTVB – Optometrist sees no issues with controversial Idaho eye doctor bill

December 27, 2019

Sweetwater Now – This New Year’s Eve Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out!

December 18, 2019

Oil City News – Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

October 23, 2019

Oil City News – As Halloween Approaches, FDA Cautions Against Colored Contacts

April 12, 2019
KSAT – Proposed state bill would allow optometrists more freedom; ophthalmologists disagree

March 12, 2019
Baxter Bulletin – Local eye surgeons wary of HB1251

February 20, 2019
Arkansas Online – Optometry bill falls short in committee

February 19, 2019
UA Little Rock Public Radio – House Committee Fails to Pass Bill That Expands the Practice of Optometry

February 18, 2019
Arkansas Online – Eye risk too great

February 8, 2019
Buckrail – Short-Cuts in Health Care Pose a Risk for Wyoming Patients

February 8, 2019
County 17 – Short-Cuts In Health Care Pose Real Risks For Wyoming Patients With Senate File 55

February 6, 2019
Jackson Hole News and Guide – Legislature eyes new rules for optometrists

January 28, 2019
KATV – Proposed legislation pits optometrists against ophthalmologists in Arkansas

January 23, 2019
FOX 16 – Arkansas Lawmakers Don’t See Eye to Eye on Bill to Expand Procedures to Optometrists

January 22, 2019
TALK BUSINESS – The eyes have it: ophthalmologists vs. optometrists at the state capitol

April 8, 2018
Daily Herald – Illinois doctors oppose expanding procedures to optometrists

January 24, 2018
WRIC – Va. bill would broaden scope of practice for optometrists

June 25, 2017
Greensboro News and Record – Eye surgery bill would be dangerous medicine

April 12, 2017
Florida Politics – A dangerous consequence of Florida’s Eyeball Wars; throwing gasoline on the state’s wildfire opioid crisis

April 11, 2017
STARNEWS – Leave Eye Surgery to Ophthalmologists

April 8, 2017
Winston Salem Journal – Dr. Susan Burden: Leave eye surgery to trained surgeons

March 29, 2017
Sunshine State News – Non-doctors in Florida Lobby for OK to Perform Eye Surgery

March 28, 2017
Sunshine State News – Eye Specialists Are Secretly Selling Patients, Critics Say

March 27, 2017
Sunshine State News – Record Sums Pour In, As Optometrists Ready For Big Fight in Tallahassee

March 22, 2017
The News & Observer – Leave Eye Surgery to the Ophthalmologists

January 24, 2017
Florida Politics –  JAMA study shows research not on optometrists’ side in Eyeball Wars