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Optometrists say new powers will improve eye care

Patients with eye infections and even glaucoma can now get prescriptions from their optometrist instead of waiting to see their family doctor, or ophthalmologist or visiting a walk-in clinic “It’ll make life a lot easier,” said Dr. John Mastronardi, president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists of the new powers that took effect last Thursday. “The impetus is all about improving access for eye care,” said Georgetown optometrist Dr. Ben Giddens.