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Local resident named to Board of Optometry

Sunday, May 16, 2004

JEFFERSON CITY - Dr. Christy Fowler of Sikeston was confirmed by the Missouri State Senate on April 14 as the newest member of the State Board of Optometry.

Currently the co-owner of and a practicing optometrist at Regional Eye Care Center Inc. in Cape Girardeau, Fowler earned a bachelor's degree from Murray State University and a doctor of optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also an examiner for the National Board of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, the Southeast Missouri Optometric Society, the Heart of America Contact Lens Society and the Missouri Optometric Association.

The Missouri State Board of Optometry licenses qualified optometrists, approves post graduate education required for re-licensure, certifies qualified optometrists in the administration of pharmaceutical agents, approves professional optometry corporations, establishes standard of professional conduct, investigates consumer and patient complaints and disciplines optometrist for violations of optometry statutes and/or regulations.