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Coordinating care with optometrists

OMIC policyholders report on renewal applications that they are increasingly incorporating optometrists (ODs) into their practices. While optometrists are independent practitioners, there are differences in education and legal scope of practice between eye physicians/surgeons and ODs, as well as different scopes of practice among traditional optometrists and those with therapeutic certification. All these differences must be respected in order to comply with state laws and provide safe care. Coordinating care with optometrists address the key issues.

For a discussion of surgical comanagement, please see Comanagement of Surgical Patients.

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OMIC is the largest insurer of ophthalmologists in the United States and we've been the only physician-owned carrier to continuously offer coverage in all states since 1987. Our fully portable policy can be taken with you wherever you practice. Should you move to a new state or territory, you're covered without the cost or headache of applying for new coverage.

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