Press & News

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

Oil City News – WYOMING OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY: CITIZENS OPPOSE LEGISLATION ALLOWING NON-SURGEONS TO PERFORM SURGERY

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