Consumer Protection

Medical technology can be a powerful tool when used properly by a licensed professional.  The goal of Consumer Protection legislation is to safeguard consumers from dubious technology which can compromise well-accepted standards of care and place a patient's health at risk.

As we've seen in states all across this country, advocates for so-called "cutting edge technology" misstate the truth and place the eye health of thousands of patients at substantial risk, by touting expediency and cost effectiveness over qualified patient care.

A comprehensive eye exam is key in the ability to detect the presence of non-symptomatic chronic disease, such as diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension which cannot be detected through an on-line exam or kiosk.  The prescribing of glasses and contacts through an Internet site creates an environment for fraud and puts the vision and overall health of the patients nationwide at substantial risk.