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Ga. House approves bill to allow ODs to give injections

March 28, 2017

The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation that would authorize optometrists in the state to perform limited injections to areas near the eye in a 121 to 36 vote on March 24.

If the bill becomes law, Georgia would join 15 states that allow optometrists to administer certain injections.

Proposed Calif. bill requires vision exams for schoolchildren

March 27, 2017
An act has been introduced in California requiring that a student’s vision be appraised by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist. The current law allows for…

DOC Access Act strives to end anticompetitive practices by vision plans

March 24, 2017
The Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, which seeks to empower doctors and patients in their dealings with vision plans, eliminate a growing level of anticompetitive…

AOA continues advocacy amid health care reform

March 23, 2017
The American Health Care Act has cleared the first in a series of major approvals, and the American Optometric Association announced that it is working diligently to…
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Ga. House approves bill to allow ODs to give injections

March 28, 2017
The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation that would authorize optometrists in the state to perform limited injections to areas near…

Proposed Calif. bill requires vision exams for schoolchildren

March 27, 2017
An act has been introduced in California requiring that a student’s vision be appraised by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist. The…

DOC Access Act strives to end anticompetitive practices by vision plans

March 24, 2017
The Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, which seeks to empower doctors and patients in their dealings with vision plans, eliminate a growing level…

AOA continues advocacy amid health care reform

March 23, 2017
The American Health Care Act has cleared the first in a series of major approvals, and the American Optometric Association announced that it is…

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VIDEO: How a physician can perform well in MIPS

March 23, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a video perspective from the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, discusses the…

Trump’s FDA pick brings ‘relief,’ but ties to industry criticized

March 22, 2017
When President Donald J. Trump nominated Scott Gottlieb, MD, to be the next FDA commissioner, the announcement was met with relief by some that the…

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FDA encourages proper use of hydrogen peroxide solutions

March 22, 2017
The FDA published a consumer update on proper handling of hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution, cautioning users that the red warning label and…

Florida scope expansion bill makes progress in House

March 17, 2017
Legislation that would grant the Florida Board of Optometry sole authority in defining the practice of optometry and allow certified optometrists to…

AOA pursues goals outlined by NASEM report

March 17, 2017
The American Optometric Association is encouraging government, private-sector and nonprofit stakeholders to make eye health and vision care a…

NC legislation would allow ODs to perform laser procedures

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
House Rep. Justin Burr filed legislation in North Carolina that would permit optometrists to provide in-office procedures that do not require general…

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