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Optometry Laser Surgery Bill to be Introduced in Ohio


On March 6, members of the OOS Board met with leadership from the Ohio Optometric Association to discuss the forthcoming optometry scope of practice legislation in Ohio. While we don’t have specific language yet, we were made aware the bill will include the ability to do a variety of laser procedures including YAGs, lid lesion removal, and some expansion of prescribing authority. We have seen similar bills introduced across the country this year. 

We will need the help of every OOS member to advocate for our profession and patients moving forward.

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Thank you in advance for your support and help. I look forward to working with all of you on this effort to ensure any legislative changes are in the best interest of our patients and profession.


Carla Ford, MD
OOS President

If you have any questions or concerns, please email OOS executive director, Todd Baker.


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