As the patient’s advocate, the SEE Society for Excellence in Eyecare promotes quality, safety, and cost-effective care of the eye.
Advances in technology and best practices are disseminated and continually enhanced by the SEE Society for Excellence in Eyecare through education, communication and research.
Members of the SEE Society for Excellence in Eyecare are leaders and innovators in their profession who are committed to the belief that they can best promote the interest of their patients through a cooperative effort, and by providing support for each other through the development and exchange of best practices, both clinical and administrative, and through peer review advocacy.
Since its incorporation in 1989, the SEE Society for Excellence in Eyecare, Inc. has undertaken to educate and inform the public, state and Federal legislative bodies and agencies, and state licensure boards, about the high quality eye care services provided by its members to develop and implement standards of practice for the provision of ophthalmologic services to the general public, and to act as a patient’s advocate to promote high quality, cost-effective eye care services to engage in lobbying on behalf of its members, and to respond, on behalf of its members, to administrative agency studies, proposals and rulings concerning the practice of ophthalmology in order to maximize the benefits to patients.
Membership in SEE is open to ophthalmologists in the United States, optometrists in the United States, and ophthalmologists outside the United States who meet the standards set forth in SEE’s by-laws and who are sponsored by two current members in good standing with SEE.
The recent proliferation of co-management relationships in connection with refractive surgery has prompted both government agencies (the Office of the Inspector General and several Medicare carriers) as well as professional societies (the Academy and ASCRS) to issue restrictive statements concerning co-management relationships where post-operative care is performed by an eye care professional other than the operating surgeon...Read More
Some states are unclear in if testing should be mandatory. Some states are recommending physicians listen to their professional organizations for guidance, some professional organizations are recommending listening to state or local officials... thus leaving lack of clarity and or the potential for bureaucracy to dictate medical decisions...
It is with great pleasure that I bring back SEE Notes. I look forward to providing this quarterly newsletter to SEE members electronically and posted to our website. It is my intent to provide articles of interest, membership news, as well as upcoming events for SEE members. I would love your suggestions for content and... Read More