Why should Texas continue to require optometrists to coordinate care for suspected glaucoma patients with an ophthalmologist?

Glaucoma remains a leading cause of preventable blindness. A patient who has glaucoma has a medical condition and it is extremely important for the optometrist to coordinate future care with an ophthalmologist – a medical doctor. This is not the same thing as a second opinion – it is ongoing co-management of the patient to ensure proper medical treatment.