May 21, 2019

Oklahoma optometrists today thanked the Legislature and Governor Kevin Stitt for passing and signing legislation that will protect Oklahoma’s vision health standards while increasing convenience for consumers.

Senate Bill 100, authored by State Representative Carl New...

May 16, 2019

Vision health professionals and their patients scored a big win this week with Senate Bill 100, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate. It now heads to Governor Kevin Stitt for his signature.

The Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians supported...

April 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP) today announced their support for Senate Bill 100, as amended by Rep. Carl Newton, which would allow easier access to frames and lenses while still preserving the state’s high standards for qualit...

November 7, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans today voted to reject State Question 793, a constitutional amendment that would have allowed retail giants like Walmart to open optometry clinics. Eye doctors and other medical professionals united against the proposal, pointing to language t...

November 2, 2018

Faced with the story of an Oklahoman whose optometrist helped to diagnose her cancer and save her life, the Walmart-backed “Yes on 793” campaign is lashing out at a cancer survivor.
 
Shawn Miyahara was diagnosed with lymphoma, with the help of Tulsa’s Dr. Jason Ellen,...

October 31, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – Walmart and other big box stores backing State Question 793 argue that allowing their stores to open optometry clinics in retail spaces would make Oklahoma more like its neighboring states. But eye doctors in Texas are trying to change what one optometris...

October 17, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association (OOA) today announced its opposition to State Question 793, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow big box stores like Walmart to open optometry clinics within their retail spaces and dictate the scope...

October 12, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) today announced it is opposing State Question 793, a November ballot initiative that would allow big box stores like Walmart to open optometry clinics within their retail spaces and dictate the scope of pract...

State Question 793 is a short-sighted effort to change the way Oklahomans care for their eyes.

Currently, optometrists are regulated by a licensing board and given broad statutory protections against competition from major retailers.

The proposed constitutional amendment...

October 5, 2018

My eye care story started on March 22, 2014. It was my 27th birthday and I took a selfie, which is not something I typically do. Upon examining my photo, I realized that my left eye looked ‘puffy’. I took an allergy pill, but several days later the puffiness remained a...

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