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State: West Virginia Passes Law Expanding Optometrist Scope of Practice
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has signed into law S.230, a bill expanding the scope of practice for optometrists. The West Virginia Optometric Association approved of the law, saying it will allow patients more access to vision care from a local doctor of optometry.
A clause allowing optometrists to use a therapeutic laser to treat glaucoma was removed by the state House prior to the bill going to the governor. The clause had been very controversial, as ophthalmologists had opposed expanding optometrists' practice to include laser surgeries. Ophthalmologists attend medical school, internship and residency after an undergraduate degree and then become licensed. Optometrists obtain an undergraduate degree followed by four years of optometry school to become licensed.