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Doctors Only Should Perform Eye Surgery

This article was written by Dr. Chad Brasington, M.D. for News & Record.


I was shocked when I read a recent letter in the News & Record by an optometrist who claimed that she has to “refer (patients) out for simple office procedures, requiring them to drive into Greensboro or Winston-Salem.”

A simple Google search shows that there is a full-time ophthalmology office less than 1.5 miles from her office. And shows eight ophthalmologists accepting new patients within 10 miles of Kernersville.

Publication: News & Record

Date Published: April 4, 2017

HB36 is a dangerous bill before the North Carolina General Assembly. If passed, HB36 will enable Optometrists, who did not attend medical school, the ability to perform eye surgery within our state.