Loans to Students of Optometry. Hearings ... 88-2 ... May 26, June 22, 1964

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Page 48 - 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 25 - 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 183 - S. 2180, a bill to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act so as to extend to qualified schools of optometry and students of optometry those provisions thereof relating to student loan programs, was introduced on September 25, 1963, by Senator Harrison A.
Page 10 - Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to present this statement to your committee in support of the various proposals for Federal loans to students of optometry, including my own bill, HR 9313. HR 12, the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act, provided student loans to persons studying medicine, dentistry, and osteopathy, but no such provision was included in that act for loans to optometry students. Therefore, I introduced my separate bill specifically designed to extend to students...
Page 169 - Thank you, sir. (The following information was later submitted by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare :) DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, Washington, DC, July 10, 1964.
Page 36 - 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 118 - 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 26 - 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 29 - Children and Youth THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION TO A CREATIVE LIFE IN FREEDOM AND DIGNITY PART I. New Concepts and New Techniques — Identifying and Minimizing Visual Handicaps to the Learning Process "Vision is the Key to the child's whole individuality. ..To understand the child, we must know the nature of his vision.
Page 39 - It might be directed to searching for better technics for communication between professional people. It would be desirable to know what constitutes a "patient visit" at an optometrist's office, and what relationship exists as to frequency among various kinds of visits. CONCLUSIONS 1. Optometrists see a large volume of patients, many of whom exhibit signs and register symptoms of disease and malfunction that fall outside the scope of their service. If the present sampling is projected to the 18,500...

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