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HB 1037 will likely be heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday, April 20. We are encouraging members to write their legislators and ask their patients to do so as well to tell them to VOTE NO against HB 1037. Click here to write to your legislator.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:15

Dr. Adam Katz, President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology today released the following statement after HB 1037 passed out of the Health Quality Subcommittee.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:00

"This proposed legislation puts the health and well-being of millions of Floridians at risk. This bill would grant broad and unprecedented surgical privileges to optometrists who are not medical doctors, never attended medical school, and who are certainly not adequately trained to perform scalpel surgery, laser surgery, or prescribe narcotics.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 17:00

The Academy and 60 other ophthalmic societies, including FSO, have issued new, more patient-centric guidelines for postoperative co-management of ophthalmic procedures.The Comprehensive Guidelines for the Co-Management of Ophthalmic Postoperative Care contains substantive changes to existing guidelines based on over six months of thoughtful review by an Academy-led Task Force on Co-Management Principles, the Academy Council and Board of Trustees.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 13:45

If you have a child or a grandchild under the age of five, getting him or her a vision screening is imperative, according to a West Palm Beach eye doctor.  

Dr. David Cano is a member of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the For Eye Care Foundation, which is the Society's charitable arm. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 16:00

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) coordinated free pediatric vision screenings in Miami Saturday, resulting in more than 15 percent of children screened requiring follow-up care. Read More

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 16:00

Florida Senate Sees Pediatric Vision Screening a Priority

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 11:15

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 14:45

As consumers begin to plan their Halloween costumes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is launching an aggressive, multimedia education campaign highlighting the dangers of decorative contact lenses obtained without a prescription. The effort was spurred in part by a Council Advisory Recommendation and ongoing member reports about patients treated for decorative lens-related injuries and infections.

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:45

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