Title change from Optometrist to Optometric Physician

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WHEREAS, The practice of optometry is no longer limited to refractions and has vastly increased to include the diagnosis and treatment of various ocular and systemic diseases.

WHEREAS,  Several states, including Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma, New Jersey and Florida use the designation of Optometric Physician.

RESOLVED, That the California Optometric Association should endorse title change from Optometrist to Optometric Physician for optometrists who have both TG certification and DEA licensure