Welcome to the May/June edition of the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS)’s newsletter! This month, we’re looking forward to Optometry’s Meeting, highlighting women in optometry, and discussing newly introduced robocall legislation. Enjoy reading!

Optometry’s Meeting: June 21-24

Advocacy is critical to advancing HCAPS’s mission of protecting patient safety and the doctor-patient relationship and having our voices heard by state and federal lawmakers. 

HCAPS looks forward to attending the industry’s biggest event, Optometry’s Meeting, in Washington, D.C., alongside other optometry advocates! This event is a wonderful opportunity to engage with optometry professionals and raise awareness of critical patient safety issues.

During the event, we are also honored to accept the Apollo Award, the American Optometric Association’s highest honor presented to the public.

Join us and share your vision for the future of the profession. We hope to see you there!

Women in Optometry Spotlight

A recent spotlight from Women in Optometry showcases the powerful impact of advocacy and the role it plays in the life of an OD. 

Dr. Charissa Lee, OD, MBA, FAAO, and Dr. Mandy Sallach, OD, discuss how their advocacy for patients and the doctor-patient relationship has strengthened in their careers at Johnson & Johnson Vision, an HCAPS partner.

Specifically, Dr. Lee noted how Johnson & Johnson Vision’s collaboration with HCAPS has elevated their advocacy, stating, “By focusing on patient outcomes, we can show legislators and the public how important a lifetime of eye care and eye health is to our patients’ quality of life.”

Read the full spotlight here.

Newly Introduced Robocall Legislation

In case you missed it: Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) reintroduced the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Act!

This legislation, H.R. 2748, is vital to enhancing patient safety by modernizing the contact lens prescription verification process for millions of contact lens wearers. 

HCAPS is proud to support this legislation as a pathway to enhancing patient safety by prohibiting robocalls from being used as a prescription verification method.

Read our full press release about the introduction of the bill. 

Thank you for your continued advocacy. We look forward to seeing some of you at OM!