Focus Texas coalition aims to change state's eye care laws

A newly formed state coalition says Texas has the fourth worst access to eye care in the nation and they want to do something about it.

The Texas Optometric Association (TOA) formed Focus Texas – a group of doctors, patients and citizens who are concerned about the state of eye care in Texas.

Focus Texas said Texas’ has archaic laws concerning what services eye care providers can perform.

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AUSTIN, Texas – Patients in Texas currently have the fourth worst access to eye care in the nation due to extremely outdated state laws. By contrast, patients in each of our neighboring states enjoy access within the top ten. Unfortunately, the situation is only getting worse as Texas’ population ages and the demand for advanced eye care services increases.

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