This article was written for The Capitolist.

A turf war has reignited in Tallahassee between optometrists and ophthalmologists over two newly filed bills in the Florida House and Senate.

The proposals, HB 631 in the House and it’s Senate companion, SB 876 would expand the scope of practice for optometrists to allow them to perform limited surgical procedures and prescribe an expanded list of medications – specialties that have long been restricted to ophthalmologists, who have undergone several additional years of specialized training.

Publication: The Capitolist
Date Published: February 1, 2021