Take Action Now to Stop HB36!
Click here to send a message directly to your state legislators and ask them to “Vote No” on HB 36.”
Show your opposition to HB36 – “Enact Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act,” in which optometrists are seeking to expand their scope of practice to perform eye surgery with both scalpels and lasers.
The Coalition opposes this bill on patient safety grounds since optometrists do not have the requisite training or experience to perform these procedures. Ophthalmologists have years of extensive medical education and experience through residency and fellowships. Optometrists’ education is inadequate to provide safe, high-quality care.
- House Bill 36
- Counties in NC where ophthalmologists practice
- From the News & Observer: “Surgeons don’t want optometrists laser-cutting eyes”