West Virginia was the first state to allow, by legislation, optometrists
the right to treat eye disease. This broadening in the scope of practice
for optometrists has been followed by the other 49 states who have
enacted similar legislation.
In my practices, I am pleased to provide as wide a scope
of optometric practice that is legally allowable in our state. Quite
frequently I treat eye conditions which are complicated and potentially
sight threatening, such as glaucoma. Also treated routinely are the
common "pink eye" (conjunctivitis). Also treated in my offices
are keratitis, blepharitis, anterior and posterior ureitis and
Foreign body removal and eyelid lesion removal are
typical afflictions which are also part of my continued practice.