Editor: I am writing this letter to reply to the gentleman who wrote you in regards to the article of your paper concerning optometrists. He felt the misplaced priorities of doctors towards the patients.
Their actions to this strike were justified. They have been ignored by the province long enough. They need almost the same education as medical doctors and more material things and keep up their machinery such as computer.
The province ignored their voices repeatedly for 30 years. Their strike was long over due. The quality of care for the gentleman and his colleagues will return.
Editor’s note: The work action by the optometrists is pausing this week, as the Ontario government has agreed to sit down and negotiate.