FTC rule set to take effect in October.
The FTC’s Contact Lens Rule, COVID-19 pandemic response and vision plan concerns headline the advocacy priorities that doctors nationwide shared with Congress in a consequential session.
The AOA continues to create opportunities for paraoptometrics to be all they can be—readying them for the effects of scope expansion and empowering them as grassroots advocates for the profession of optometry. And for the first time, paraoptometrics can join the single-largest annual advocacy event and the centerpiece of the profession's national lobbying efforts.
In firsts, AOA on Capitol Hill 2020 will be virtual and include advocacy-minded doctors, optometry students and paraoptometrics. The registration deadline is Sept. 5.
Take Action, Secure Change
The AOA and doctors are acting quickly to enlist federal legislators to join the growing mass of voices asserting concerns regarding the new amendment to the Contact Lens Rule announced by the FTC.
Through the AOA’s nonstop efforts, optometry’s patient safety and eye health messages have had more reach than ever before.
House appropriations subcommittee scolds FTC for effective date of new rule, seeks 2021 implementation.
NBEO has identified solutions to administering Parts I and II of the exam but has not found alternatives for students who are hesitant traveling to Charlotte to complete Part III of the exam.
AOA speaks up for doctors of optometry who provide 80% of primary eye care in this country.
Limited to urgencies and emergencies only, optometry helped keep eye-related cases out of overburdened emergency departments during COVID-19 lockdowns.