APS Congressional Day on the Hill

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (Alliance) this week held its “Day on the Hill,” with vision doctors from across the United States sharing insights and data with policy makers. Below are several scenes from our time spent with policy makers. 

Alliance Chair Deanna Alexander, O.D., moderated an informative panel at the Rayburn House Office Building. The panel included Michele L. Andrews, O.D., CooperVision; Carol L. Alexander, O.D, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care; and the immediate Past-President of Contact Lens & Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D.

Pictured L-R: Deanna Alexander, O.D.; the immediate Past-President of Contact Lens & Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D.; Michele L. Andrews, O.D., CooperVision; Carol L. Alexander, O.D, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.


Panel participants pose after answering questions following the Congressional briefing.

Pictured L-R: Alliance Chair Deanna Alexander, O.D.; Carol L. Alexander, O.D, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care; Michele L. Andrews, O.D., CooperVision; the immediate Past-President of Contact Lens & Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D.


The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (Alliance) this week held its “Day on the Hill,” with vision doctors from across the United States sharing insights and data with policy makers. Here, Alliance champions gather for an opening session before visiting the White House, meeting with Members of Congress and holding a Congressional briefing for staffers.


Here, Alliance champions listen to opening presentations on patient safety before visiting the White House, meeting with Members of Congress and holding a Congressional briefing for staffers.


Carol L. Alexander, O.D, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, offers insight to Alliance champions at the opening session before making her way to Capitol Hill to talk with Members of Congress on the importance of maintaining a strong doctor-patient relationship, the necessity of safe, healthy and effective use of medical devices, protecting prescription integrity and regulatory enforcement.


Michele L. Andrews, O.D., of CooperVision welcomes Alliance champions from across the United States to Washington, D.C. Following her remarks, attendees visited with White House staff, Members of Congress and Congressional staffers on the pending Contact Lens rule, which is before the Federal Trade Commission.

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