A bill that would add oral antibiotics, oral antivirals, oral antifungals, oral antihistamines and oral glaucoma agents to
Its a big sigh of relief, says optometrist John Whitlow, legislative chair of the Georgia Optometric Association. Dr. Whitlow adds that the
The only change in the current legislation, known as SB17, is the restriction of steroids to topical use only. We felt this was a good compromise to get the bill going, Dr. Whitlow says.
This bill will improve the quality and timeliness of care, he adds. I had a patient who came in three months ago who needed an oral antibiotic. I told him if we were 20 miles west of here, I could prescribe it for him, Dr. Whitlow says. (He is also licensed to practice in
Now, we can practice full-scope optometry, Dr. Whitlow says.