Considering eye surgery in Colorado? Better ask who’s behind the mask – maybe they’re not surgeons
PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2022
PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Here’s an idea that will make you blink. If special interests in denver at will, people who have never completed the required medical training or years of surgical training may soon have the power to operate on the eyes of Colorado citizens. HB 1233 currently under consideration in the Colorado State Senate would allow non-optometrists to perform eye surgery in Colorado.
“It is imperative that Colorado voters have told senators and state officials that eye surgery by non-surgeons is unacceptable,” said Lauren Lehman.
Yet, in a recent survey conducted by Magellan Strategies, a Colorado research organization, 77% of Colorado voters oppose law change that would give non-surgeons the power to perform eye surgery in Colorado.
Such a proposed major change in the delivery of surgical care would seem to generate much public debate. But special interests seem to be succeeding in keeping this discussion between lawmakers in the halls of the Capitol. For example, the Magellan survey revealed that 96% of Colorado voters received no information from their senator or state representative asking for their input on this dramatic change and its impact on surgical eye care and safety.
“It is imperative that Colorado voters have told senators and state officials that eye surgery by non-surgeons is unacceptable,” said Lauren Lehman, Board Member of Safe Eyes America. The clock is ticking, “Let them know that only doctors and surgeons should be allowed to operate on the only eyes you will ever have. If you don’t, this law could pass before you blink.
HB-1233 is currently under review by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Colorado Legislature Set to Adjourn May 11and.
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