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Sitka optometrist wins big award

SITKA - An optometrist at Sitka's Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital...the Biennial Indian Health Service Optometrist meeting in Fullerton, Calif. presented every two years to an optometrist working with the federal Indian Health...
Bill seeks to expand optometrists' drugs

...approved a measure Friday that would let optometrists prescribe more types of medication...medication and perform surgery. Currently optometrists in Alaska are limited to prescribing...into the eye. And it would require optometrists prescribing drugs to meet additional...
Optometrist to focus on retirement

...64, Box has worked as an optometrist in Juneau for 38 years...he said. Serving as an optometrist wasn't a bad decision...Box is now. At the time, optometrists handled eyeglass study. The retiring optometrist also plans to travel, play...
Optometrist Shannon Farr joins SEARHC eye clinic

JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announces optometrist Shannon Farr, O.D., has joined the permanent staff at the SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center Eye Clinic in Juneau. Sound off...
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...wears a pair of glasses that wrap around his head. They discovered his vision wasn't what it should be, and Cooper's optometrist thinks his vision might be correctable to the point he won't need glasses in the future, Tina said."If we didn't...
State | Local | AK legislature
$11.7M scholarship bill advances to Senate floor

JUNEAU - Major scholarship legislation tacked on to a bill to retain dentists, pharmacists and optometrists in Alaska is going to the Senate floor. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill Monday to significantly expand two existing...
Regional News
Photo: Operation Arctic Crossroads

...and other community services to eight boroughs thoughout northern Alaska. Last year OAC doctors examined 166 patients, optometrists 149, dentists more than 20, and veterinarians treated more than 1,168 animals. The USCG tested four types of small boats...
SEARHC hires Richard McMaster to start POW eye clinic

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium recently hired optometrist Richard McMaster to start a new eye clinic on Prince of Wales Island. McMaster comes to SEARHC from Lewiston, Mont., where...
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...have collected but not yet submitted for DNA or semen testing. SB55The Board of Optometry can set regulations for the way optometrists prescribe drugs. SB56Allows municipalities to set up loan programs for energy efficiency improvements. SB57Requires the...
State | AK legislature
Steffes wins Caplan Award

...Consortium Mount Edgecumbe Hospital optometrist and eye clinic manager Dr. Pam the Biennial Indian Health Service Optometrist meeting in Fullerton, Calif. The award...Since she started, SEARHC added an optometrist and created an eye clinic at the Ethel...


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