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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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...