Advocacy has never been more important.
Today, we face unprecedented legislative challenges in states across the country and at the federal level that could change the foundation of our industry.
In 2016 alone, we saw efforts to:
- Extend contact lens prescription expiration limits to upwards of three years; and
- Replace the medical expertise of an eye care professional and the value of a face to face exam with a simple online questionnaire.
We know these challenges are not going away. But we also know how we protect patients’ health and safety, strengthen the profession, and ensure an even better future for vision care — you.
We’ve seen how the combined voices of eye care professionals, patients, and allies have stopped dangerous proposals and helped to move forward policies that would improve vision care health and safety time and time again.
But as these challenges grow, we need to ensure our collective voices are even louder.