The Cheapest Healthcare Money Can Buy - Page 2
You see, optometrists were treating the glaucoma suspects at this Veteran's Administration center. Optometrists have not gone to medical school and have much less training than ophthalmologists. Optometrists charge commensurately lower fees and often restrict themselves to prescribing spectacles. I have no problem with optometrists or with anyone who wants to be treated by one. However, I suspect the VA was trying to cut corners rather than hire ophthalmologists to see patients like him. In the end, Mr. Woodward didn't want to spend the next couple of years in court, so he settled his case this week for $250,000.