February 26, 2019
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Mass. ODs continue to strive for glaucoma treatment privileges

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Optometrists in Massachusetts are attempting once again to obtain the right to treat glaucoma with the filing of SD74, “An act ensuring consumer choice and equal access to eye care.”

A similar version of this bill, which was filed by Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Second Worcester), was filed in the 2017-2018 legislative session as H1169 by Representative Patricia A. Haddad (D-Somerset).

If the bill is approved, Massachusetts optometrists would be able to treat diagnose, prevent, correct and manage glaucoma and prescribe topical and oral prescription glaucoma agents.