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Changes in Optometry over the past 90 years

Did you know?… 2010 – The U.S. passes national health care legislation designating children’s vision as an essential benefit. 2010 – All Japan Optometric and Optical Association developed certification program.  No practitioners in Japan will be able to register without possessing the educational background stipulated by the association. 2010 – The Middle Eastern Council of

Changes in Optometry over the past 90 years

Did you know?… 1995 – Active optometric involvement in U.S national research produces results (example: Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus Study and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study). 1995 – Israeli government allows optometrists to serve as the primary point of access for all age ranges; but must have children under age of six and adults 60

Changes in Optometry over the past 90 years

Did you know?… 1976 – First Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) Law passed (West Virginia). Allows therapeutic drugs by optometrists. 1978 – The Asia Pacific Council of Optometry (APCO) began when International Federation of Asia and Pacific Association of Optometrists was formed. 1978 – The Latin American Association of Optometry and Optics (ALDOO) was founded.