Leave Eye Surgery to the Ophthalmologists - Safe Surgery NC

Leave Eye Surgery to the Ophthalmologists

This article was written by the Editorial Board for The News & Observer. 

Optometrists used to have a strong lobby at the N.C. General Assembly and still do. And they’re using their lobbying clout to push for a bill that would allow optometrists, who lack the extensive medical training of ophthalmologists, to perform some eye procedures that they’re not allowed to do now.

Fighting the idea are, not surprisingly, ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors with extensive training in their specialties.


Publication: The News & Observer

Date Published: March 22, 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.