Ocular Telehealth Proponents Form Coalition to Advocate for Online Vision Care
Proponents of ocular telehealth have formed a coalition to advocate for access to online vision care for American consumers. The new group, Americans for Vision Care Innovation, includes consumer and taxpayer advocates, retailers, and technology companies, according to a report in VisionMonday. It will encourage states to adopt legislation allowing vision care telehealth services, including online vision testing and online prescription renewal for glasses and contact lens wearers, and to end restrictions on such services where they exist, according to a statement issued by the group.
The coalition will also fight against legislation that would roll back access to online vision care services in the states where it is currently allowed.The group’s initial members include:
• Americans for Tax Reform;
• Center for Freedom and Prosperity
• Citizen Outreach
• Consumer Action
• League of United Latin American
• National Hispanic Medical
• National Taxpayers Union;
• Progressive Policy Institute
• R Street Institute
• Smart Vision Labs
• 1-800 Contacts
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