I agree with hon. members who have so well pleaded the cause of the unregistered nurse. I should now like to draw the attention of the minister to the expenses incurred for the services of registered optometrists. In Quebec and all the other provinces there is provincial legislation which regulates the practice of optometry; and since the privilege is extended in respect of expenses of medical practitioners, dentists, and nurses registered under any dominion or provincial legislation or regulations, I would ask that the same treatment foe given optometrists. I believe that lack of suitable glasses is just as likely to debar a man from work as is sickness. In my province it is the duty of the optometrist to examine sight and prescribe the wearing of suitable glasses. I believe that this type of professional man should be added to those already mentioned, since he is duly registered in each province and his practice is regulated by a distinct provincial statute.
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