Other state associations are reporting violations from national online contact lens companies. If you are experiencing any similar violations, please report these violations to ensure we can educate legislators about patient safety abuses as OOPA prepares for a tough February legislative battle to protect, promote and advance the professional practice of optometry in Oregon.
Here are examples of what we know is happening elsewhere:
1. Send a report to AOA at gro.aoanull@sLClagellIpotS and copy OOPA at gro.yrtemotponogeronull@tenaj.
2. Report each violation to the FTC via their online complaint system
OOPA was successful this legislative session in shutting down efforts by national online contact lens companies to bypass the doctor-patient relationship and market directly to your patients, calling them “consumers”.
We have heard they will be back in 2016 in full force to attack optometry again.
We are working NOW on your behalf to keep you as doctors in the clinical driver’s seat, ensuring that Oregon patients receive the best, safest outcomes.
As one of our members puts it, ‘All Oregon ODs benefit from the work OOPA does – some just haven’t figured out they need to pay dues… yet.’ Join OOPA or renew your membership now.