The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) was founded in 2018 to advocate for patient safety and to protect and defend the doctor-patient relationship – the essential foundation of personalized health care decision making.


Our members come together from across the country to raise awareness and protect public health. Advancing policy and collaboration between leading health care advocates, vision innovators, and treatment specialists is essential to push patient care and vision protection forward.

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    Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) Questions Contact Lens FTC Rule

    On February 14, 2018, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held the Federal Trade Commission Nominees Confirmation Hearing for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominees: Rohit Chopra, Noah Phillips, Christine Wilson, and Joseph Simons, who was nominated to be the commission’s chair. The nominees provided testimony on a range of issues, including antitrust laws, prescription drug pricing, credit rating agencies, and the expansive influence of big tech companies like Google and Facebook.

    This clip features Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) questioning the nominees on modifications to the Contact Lens Rule currently under consideration by the FTC. 

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    FDA Warns Opternative of Illegal Online Eye Exams

    The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety is pleased to learn that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified Opternative that their online eye examination is in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Though APS supports the development of telehealth to offer better access to Americans, this action by the FDA further demonstrates that online applications cannot currently replace the benefit a patient receives from an in-person, comprehensive eye exam.

    Our Alliance and member organizations – which include the American Optometric Association (AOA), Johnson & Johnson Vision, and CooperVision – will continue to advocate for policies that increase patient safety, promote access to quality health care and protect the doctor-patient relationship.

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