HCAPS In The News

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House members request update on CDC myopia prevention efforts

Healio - A bipartisan group of U.S. House of Representatives members wrote to the CDC asking about the agency’s efforts to encourage early detection and prevention... Read more
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The FTC Fines Hubble $3.5 Million for Violating Contact Lens Rule

Healio - The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission announced that the government will collect $1.5 million in civil penalties and $2 million in consumer... Read more
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EssilorLuxottica Joins the AOA’s Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

June 30, 2021 Invision Magazine - EssilorLuxottica announced its commitment to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) with an annual... Read more
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Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act proposed by Burgess

June 4, 2021 The Ripon Advance - U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) last month introduced a bipartisan bill to modernize the verification process for contact lens... Read more
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Members of Congress introduce bill to improve contact lens safety

June 2, 2021 Healio - Members of the House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation intended to improve online contact lens sale practices. The Contact Lens Prescription... Read more
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Alliance for Patient Safety Applauds Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act Reintroduction

May 21, 2021 Invision Magazine - Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize the Contact Lens Prescription Verification and Increase Patient Safety Introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives... Read more
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Alliance for Patient Safety chair talks contact lenses and the FTC

January 15, 2021 Optometry Times - Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella, OD, FAAO, talks with Deanna Alexander, OD, FAAO, chair of the Alliance for Patient Safety,... Read more
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House committee requests delay of Contact Lens Rule

January 04, 2021 Healio - The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations requested that the Federal Trade Commission delay the effective date for the Contact Lens... Read more
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APS welcomes Alcon, reflects on year of advocacy successes

December 1, 2020 American Optometric Association - Despite a challenging year amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) served as an... Read more
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Alcon Joins Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

December 2, 2020 Vision Monday - The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) announced Alcon, a global leader in eyecare, as its newest member. “APS partners... Read more