Space invaders

March 15, 2003

Baltimore-Using aggressive lobbying techniques and grassroots organizing, optometrists in certain regions of the country have succeeded in getting legislation passed and introducing bills that would enable them to perform laser and surgical procedures, prescribe any class of medicine including narcotics and IV injections, perform diagnostic tests such as fluorescein angiography, and require eye exams of children before they enter school (See related article, "The perfect storm," Ophthalmology Times, March 1 issue, Page 1).