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‘FTC at Odds With Congress’ Around New Contact Lens Rule

August 20, 2020 Vision Monday - The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) reacted strongly this week after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to...
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Congress members, AOA request rollback of new Contact Lens Rule additions

August 19, 2020 Healio News - Members of Congress have requested that the Federal Trade Commission roll back its recent updates to the Contact Lens Rule....
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Contact Lens Health Week raises awareness for proper wearing habits

August 14, 2020 Healio News - The CDC’s annual Contact Lens Health Week will work with the American Optometric Association and Health Care Alliance for Patient...
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Patient safety advocates oppose updated contact lens Rx release rules

July 06, 2020 Healio News - An industry group is concerned over the Federal Trade Commission’s changes to the Contact Lens Rule that permit computer-generated...
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Patient Safety Alliance Says FTC's New Contact Lens Rule Is 'Seen as Dangerous by Eye Doctors'

July 1, 2020 Vision Monday - The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) on Tuesday raised concerns about the final Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Contact...
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Advocates issue warnings about vision testing, contact lens refills during COVID-19

May 20, 2020 Healio News - The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to increase its enforcement of...
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Patient safety alliance briefs Senate staff on counterfeit contact lenses

January 08, 2019 Healio News - The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety sponsored a briefing for U.S. Senate Policy Staff on the medical dangers and...
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CooperVision urges FTC to protect patients, competition in Contact Lens Rule

August 20, 2019 Healio News - CooperVision asked the Federal Trade Commission to consider patient safety, the eye care provider’s expertise, stronger enforcement and the...
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Burgess offers bipartisan bill to protect America’s consumers of online contact lenses

August 9, 2019 The Ripon Advance - U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to protect the nation’s contact lens consumers from unsafe online...
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Outgoing AOA president prioritizes comprehensive eye exams for 2020

June 20, 2019 Healio News - Alabama practitioner Samuel D. Pierce, OD, closes out his 2019-2020 term as president of the American Optometric Association here at...