Alaska (HB103, via), Florida (SB1168 & HB1037, via) and North Carolina (HB36) all have bills that would allow their state board of optometry to be the sole authority in defining the practice of optometry and allow OD’s to perform certain laser and nonlaser procedures.
Is anyone opposed? Yes, Alaska Ophthalmology, Florida Ophthalmology and North Carolina Ophthalmology.
New York // SB5235
Allows OD’s to prescribe and use certain oral medications. (via)