HCAPS In The News

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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... Read more
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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... Read more
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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... Read more
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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... Read more
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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... Read more
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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... Read more
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Advocacy, innovation, patient experience priorities for new J&J president

June 20, 2019 Healio News - Advocacy in eye health, product innovation and the patient experience are three areas of focus for Thomas Swinnen, the new... Read more
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APS Members Brief Congressional Offices on Concerns Regarding Robocalls & Substitution of Contact Lenses

April 18, 2019 Invision - Members of the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) visited nearly a dozen congressional offices. During these meetings, APS advocates... Read more
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Doctor-Patient Relationship, Access To Primary Eye Health Care Are The Focus As More Than 600 Doctors And Students Of Optometry Advocate On Capitol Hill

April 9, 2019 Cision PR Newswire - Members of the American Optometric Association Met with Lawmakers to Maintain the Profession's Voice at the Center of Health... Read more
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Congress must protect eye care patients from frightful prescriptions

October 24, 2018 The Hill - Halloween is supposed to be full of fright, but not when it comes to our vision. Millions of people... Read more