Doctors of Optometry (ODs/optometrists) in New Haven are the independent primary healthcare professionals for the eye. They work to treat eye disorders and diseases.
You Could Lose Your License
Becoming an OD in New Haven requires multiple educational steps. The first step is obtaining a bachelor’s degree, ideally in pre-med or biology fields. Before an optometrist can apply for optometry school, they must pass the OAT, which is a computerized exam that will test skills. After passing the OAT, you can then enter a four year Doctor of Optometry program to study advanced anatomy and optics. A one year residency is not required; however, clinical training is important for experience. Once you have completed your four year optometry degree, you may want to consider certifications and then obtain your license by taking the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease Examinations. But, there are certain situations where a license may be revoked.
Fraud. Fraud involving charging patients the incorrect amounts to their insurance company could result in the loss or suspension of license.
Negligence. Not recognizing or acting on common symptoms could result in the loss of license.
Criminal convictions. Optometrists are generally required to report any criminal felony convictions sustained while holding a license and this could result in the loss of licensure.
When You Need a Defense – Call a License Defense Lawyer
ODs in New Haven are important to the community, and your license requires years of work and experience. If you are contacted regarding the loss or suspension of your license this could threaten your livelihood. If you are in this position, contact our office to speak with a New Haven optometry licensure defense attorney.