Loans to Students of Optometry: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 8546, a Bill to Amend Title VII of the Public Health Service Act So as to Extend to Qualified Schools of Optomerty and Students of Optomerty Those Provisions Thereof Relating to Student Loan Programs (and 30 Identical Bill). May 26 and June 22, 1964

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964 - 196 pages
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Page 47 - The purpose of the group as stated in its constitution, is "to promote, through organization and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by Boy Scouts, by placing emphasis upon the Scout Oath and Law for character development, citizenship training, and physical fitness.
Page 22 - Association and a practicing optometrist in Pittsburgh, Pa. I am optometric consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Army, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I am also a member of the National Education Association and the International Reading Association. It is indeed a privilege for me to appear before you today in support of HR 8546 and to answer some of your questions about the importance of optometry and the vision care...
Page 156 - Such loans shall be repayable in equal or graduated periodic installments (with the right of the borrower to accelerate repayment) over the ten-year period which begins three years after the student ceases to pursue a full-time course of study at a school of medicine, osteopathy...
Page 96 - LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (Contact Registrar, Los Angeles College of Optometry, 950 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles 7, California.) Scholarships Alpha Gamma Sigma Honorary fraternity in California junior colleges may nominate one man and one woman annually to receive scholarships. Given only to students in junior colleges. Information available from chapter representative on junior college campuses. Los Angeles College of Optometry Alumni...
Page 170 - Department of Health, Education, and Welfare :) DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, Washington, DC, July 10, 1964.
Page 35 - Even though the public is becoming more sophisticated in its self-diagnosis (2) and hence its choice of health specialists, the fact is that a great number of people with vague symptoms come first to the optometrist. In serving these patients the optometrist frequently consults with the general practitioner to insure correct referral. Conditions requiring medical or surgical treatment of the eyes are generally referred directly to an ophthalmologist. Close cooperation between the optometrist and...
Page 35 - ... practitioner to insure correct referral. Conditions requiring medical or surgical treatment of the eyes are generally referred directly to an ophthalmologist. Close cooperation between the optometrist and the consultant contributes to more efficient use of community health resources. FORM OF REFERRALS Referrals 3 of patients by optometrists take many forms, depending upon the factors that the patient's problem and degree of urgency may present. On the one hand it may be such an acute situation...
Page 117 - that pressure which the tissues of the particular eye in question are unable to withstand without damage to their structure or impairment of their function." Of all ocular pathologies, glaucoma is most important to both the optometrist and ophthalmologist, because it is hardest to detect in early stages, and may eventually result in total blindness. It is estimated that 1 percent to 2 percent of patients over the age of 40 have glaucoma, that there is three times as much simple glaucoma as acute,...
Page 23 - The treatment of pathological conditions and eye surgery is acknowledged by optometry to be in the field of medicine. However, for the protection of the public, and in order to make proper referrals to other practitioners and specialists, optometrists must continue to be well trained in the detection and recognition of ocular signs of pathology...
Page 37 - ... as can be determined, there are 18,500 optometrists in active practice in this country at the present time. If these data are projected on the basis of the total number of optometrists in active practice, it can be estimated that in the United States optometrists received 37,368,000 patient-visits annually. Of these, 818,360 patients are formally referred to others for some type of health service. Of all formal referrals, 86.55 percent were made to some branch of medicine. As would be expected,...

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