(225 ILCS 80/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 3901)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 1. The practice of optometry in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of optometry as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public, and that only qualified persons be authorized to practice optometry in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these subjects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-896.)