Congressional briefing on contact lens safety takes place today
Attendees will include optometrists from across the U.S., congressional staff and alliance suppo0rters, according to a press release from the alliance.
The briefing will focus on four key areas:
- maintaining a strong doctor-patient relationship;
- the importance of the safe, healthy and effective use of medical devices;
- the recognition of the inviolability of a patient’s prescription; and
- regulatory enforcement.
The panel will be moderated by alliance chair Deanna Alexander, OD. Other panelists will include: Michele L. Andrews, OD, senior director, North America professional and academic affairs, CooperVision; Carol L. Alexander, OD, director, professional communication and vision care, Johnson & Johnson Vision; and Jeff Sonsino, OD, past president of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens & Cornea Section and a private practitioner from Nashville, Tenn.