Senate Bill 55 is a bill that would allow Optometrists to govern their own profession, just like nurse practitioners, dentists and medical doctors currently enjoy. The bill does NOT provide Optometrists the authority to perform surgery. Unfortunately, the Ophthalmologist Society would like you to believe differently and they are supporting a communications effort, to include a local radio ad, that is misleading and inaccurate.  On behalf of all Optometrists, I’d like to ask you to contact your local representative and request a YES vote on SB 55.

Thank you!

Dr. Sherry Lentfer
Dr. Laura Kompkoff
Katmai Eye and Vision Center