Oklahoma optometry petition may appear on ballot


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state question that would allow eye doctors to practice inside Oklahoma retail establishments has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot if approved.

The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma's secretary of state has certified nearly 250,000 signatures gathered to put the state question up for a vote. The petition needed just 123,725 valid signatures of registered voters.

The proposed constitutional amendment would ease restrictions on where eye care and optical retailers can set up shop. Oklahoma currently prevents optometrists from opening practices in "commercia...

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