The Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act needs your support in the U.S. Senate!
U.S. Senators have introduced legislation eliminating unreliable contact lens prescription verification robocalls in the Senate. Earn advocacy points by writing a letter to your Senators urging them to co-sponsor the Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act.
If you are represented by one of the original sponsors, your letter will thank them for their leadership - and if you aren't, your letter will urge their immediate support for patients' health and safety. Send a letter today to earn advocacy points and move up the leaderboard!
Are you up for the challenge?
The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety is proud to announce a new way to show off your commitment to protecting patient safety! We have put together a list of ways to stay informed on public policies affecting patient safety and steps you can take to advocate on their behalf. Our Advocate Leaderboard will display the leading doctors of optometry and patient-safety advocates who take actions and promote patient safety. These advocates are leading by example by getting educated and advocating for patient safety and the doctor-patient relationship. Will you join them?
How to get on the board
Join the competition to become a leading patient-safety advocate by taking any of the following actions and earning advocacy points.
- Read a recent article from the National Consumers League that calls on Congress to update the Contact Lens Rule by ending the use of robocalls for contact lens prescription verification and adopting common-sense signage instead of burdensome paperwork requirements. (20 advocacy points)
Read about The Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act (H.R. 3975) to learn more about how this legislation will help modernize the contact lens prescription verification process and make it simpler and safer for millions of contact lens wearers. (20 advocacy points)
- Share your story of how illegal contact lens sales from online retailers have negatively affected you or a patient so that we can show Congress and the FTC real stories of the negative impact of loopholes in the contact lens prescription verification process. (50 advocacy points)
Contact your Legislators to tell them to protect patient safety by supporting legislation that would help protect patient safety and the doctor-patient relationship.
Looking for even more ways to move up the leaderboard? Be among the first to learn about future points earning actions by following us on social media. (10 points each)