Optometry Scope of Practice in the United States

Apr 10, 2019
1 min read

This is a complete list of all 50 States and the optometry scope of practice for each including glaucoma, lasers, oral medications and other laws for each state.

What is the optometry scope of practice in your state?

As a new graduate optometrist, it is important to know the limitations of the optometry scope of practice in each state.

You spend 4 years of your life dedicated to eye care, so why not practice to the fullest extent? Many new graduates will realize that their state does not allow them to practice full scope optometry. You must get involved with your state association and work hard to bring your state’s scope of practice to the next level.

To communicate this, Quy Nguyen O.D. and Matt Geller O.D. developed an infographic showing the optometry scope of practice in each state, to easily compare the scope in each state and the progress optometry has made!


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About Quy Nguyen, O.D.

Quy Nguyen grew up in the Bay Area in California and attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received a Bachelors in Integrative Biology. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the SUNY State College of Optometry in …

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