Advocacy

The RIOA serves as an advocate for the optometric profession before State and Federal bodies.  It also represents the profession before regulators in various State departments.

Throughout its long history, the RIOA and its active and engaged members have garnered a number of legislative and regulatory victories that have favorably impacted the profession.  These efforts have further resulted in major increases in the quality of eye and vision care for the citizens of the State of Rhode Island.

Do You Know Your Legislator?

As you know Optometry is a legislated profession and it's very important to know who your Senator and Representative are and to help educate them on the important role optometry plays within our state's healthcare system.

Use this link to find out who all your representatives are both at the state and federal level. Thank you for joining your colleagues and taking the time to support our efforts.  It's important.