What Matters-Dr. Sara Stoneburner-Wednesday, April 19, 2017-37 Minutes

On today’s show Mark speaks with Dr. Sara Stoneburner, president of the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, about HB36, which would allow optometrists in North Carolina to perform surgical and other advanced procedures, with the exception of those that require general anesthesia and 17 specific procedures named in the bill. Ophthalmologists such as Stoneburner are vigorously opposed to the bill, saying that optometrists do not have the education, training or experience to perform surgery or other advanced procedures on the eyes.