This article was written for Capital Soup.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Society of Ophthalmology President, Dr. Sarah Wellik today issued the following statement after the filing of Senate Bill 876/House Bill 631, which would drastically expand the scope of optometric practice in Florida and threaten patient safety by allowing Optometrists, who are not Medical Doctors, to perform surgery and prescribe opioids.

Publication: Capital Soup
Date Published: February 1, 2021