Press & News

February 27, 2020

Optometrists seeking legislation to remove barriers on scope of practice

February 19, 2020

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

February 19, 2020

New Bill Raises Surgical Safety

February 17, 2020

Ophthalmologists concerned over questionable Senate Health Committee vote

February 14, 2020

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

February 14, 2020

Senate Health Committee bill advances despite clash between ophthalmologists, optometrists

February 13, 2020

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

February 13, 2020

Guest opinion: HB 317 threatens patient safety

February 12, 2020

Reader Comment: Optometry surgery bill is unacceptable

February 10, 2020

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

February 8, 2020

Johanna Jensen: Eye surgery requires extensive, supervised training

February 7, 2020

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

February 7, 2020

Legislature eyes new rules for optometrists

February 7, 2020

Poll shows strong opposition to proposed law changing surgeon requirements

February 7, 2020

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

February 6, 2020


February 6, 2020

Idaho House approves bill that allows eye doctors to perform laser surgery

February 5, 2020

House approves bill that allows eye doctors to perform laser surgery

February 5, 2020

Controversial eye surgery bill clears House, 58-11

February 2, 2020

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

January 31, 2020

Reject bill to allow optometrists to perform surgery

January 30, 2020

Bill that would allow eye doctors to do laser surgery moves forward

January 28, 2020

Eye care industry divided on bill to allow optometrists to conduct laser surgery

January 23, 2020

Idaho considers legislation to expand optometrist scope of practice

January 21, 2020

Idaho Considers Allowing ODs to Perform Laser Eye Surgery

January 21, 2020

Bill would allow your optometrist to give you laser eye surgery

January 20, 2020

Eye doctors see problem with proposed Idaho legislation

January 20, 2020

Optometrist sees no issues with controversial Idaho eye doctor bill

December 27, 2019

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

December 18, 2019

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

October 23, 2019

As Halloween Approaches, FDA Cautions Against Colored Contacts

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

March 12, 2019
Local eye surgeons wary of HB1251

February 20, 2019
Optometry bill falls short in committee

February 19, 2019
House Committee Fails to Pass Bill That Expands the Practice of Optometry

February 18, 2019
Eye risk too great

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

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

February 6, 2019
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
AP: Illinois doctors oppose expanding procedures to optometrists

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

June 25, 2017
NEWS & RECORD: Eye surgery bill would be dangerous medicine

April 12, 2017
FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM: 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
SSN: Non-doctors in Florida Lobby for OK to Perform Eye Surgery

March 28, 2017
SSN: Eye Specialists Are Secretly Selling Patients, Critics Say

March 27, 2017
SSN: Record Sums Pour In, As Optometrists Ready For Big Fight in Tallahassee

March 22, 2017
NEWS & OBSERVER: Leave Eye Surgery to the Ophthalmologists

January 24, 2017
FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM:  JAMA study shows research not on optometrists’ side in Eyeball Wars