action-alertHouse Bill 36, titled  “Amending the Scope of Practice of Optometry in Order to Enhance Access to Eye Care in North Carolina”, was filed by primary sponsors Rep. Justin Burr (R- Stanly),  Rep. Jeff Collins (R– Nash),  Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery) and Rep. Julia Howard (R- Davie). The North Carolina Medical Society opposes this bill because optometrists do not have the requisite training necessary to perform surgery.
Please show your opposition to optometrists performing surgery by sending an email to your legislator. Take action now by clicking through this Action Alert!