September 28, 2018

Last year my optometrist helped to save my life. I am sharing my story because I am grateful to him and the other doctors who have helped me, and also because I believe an initiative — State Question 793 — on the November ballot would create an environment that could m...

I am writing in opposition to State Question 793, an initiative on this November’s ballot that would give big retailers like Walmart the ability to open optometry clinics within their stores. I want to be clear: I am not anti-Walmart; I support the free market and I be...

September 6, 2018

Walmart-Backed "Yes on 793" Campaign Continues to Make Factually Incorrect Claim


The Claim: The Walmart-backed “Yes on 793 campaign” claims that Oklahoma is one of only three states that currently prohibits big retailers like Walmart from opening optometry clinics. Pas...

August 27, 2018

Kacie Wayman is a 31-year old pre-K teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. When she sees a student squinting at the blackboard, she’ll remind his or her parents to take them into an optometrist for a vision exam. As Kacie can attest, those check-ups aren’t just for people looki...

August 14, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s largest federation of organized labor, the AFL-CIO of Oklahoma, has announced it is actively opposing State Question 793, a Walmart-backed proposal to allow big retail giants to open optometry clinics. The AFL-CIO represents approximately 100...

August 6, 2018

Optometric physicians across the country are working to oppose State Question 793, a Walmart-backed proposal to put optometry clinics in big box stores. In addition to the Armed Forces Optometric Society, a national organization representing optometric physicians in th...

July 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA - The California Optometric Association (COA) has contributed $10,000 to the Oklahoman’s Against SQ 793, a campaign sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. Appearing on the November 2018 ballot, State Question 793, backed in large...

July 16, 2018

It is not a secret that Oklahoma has challenges when it comes to healthcare. The United Health Foundation ranks Oklahoma as the sixth least healthy state in the nation. Their report cites the limited availability of primary care physicians (like family doctors) as one...

May 24, 2018

Eye Doctors Oppose Corporate Control of Vision Health

OKLAHOMA CITY – Eye doctors and vision health professionals across the state are working to educate their patients about the dangers of a proposed ballot measure that would erode the quality of vision-care in Oklahom...

March 15, 2018

This is important reading for those who think Walmart is offering the same quality service as independent optometrists in Oklahoma vision clinics. Migraines and emergency room visits, mismatched lenses, and billing problems are just SOME of the complaints that customer...

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