My blog, Bill’s Eye, wants you to focus on Kentucky Tonight and the legislative topic we will discuss Monday evening. The issue we will discuss is “eye doctors”.
Kentucky ophthalmologists and the state’s optometrists have been having a turf battle over who gets the privilege to treat your eyes in the state of Kentucky. A bill voted into law today, sponsored by the optometrists, expands the types of procedures optometrists can perform in their offices. The Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the ophthalmologists, and the Kentucky Medical Association state that optometrists are not medical doctors and shouldn’t be allowed to perform laser procedures in their practice.
According to Frankfort insiders, very few bills have ever cleared committees in both the House and Senate and been brought to a vote in both houses in the General Assembly in such a short period of time.
Our guests on Monday will include both ophthalmologists and optometrists. Tune in at 8/7 pm CT on KET.