Medical technology can be a powerful tool when used properly by a licensed professional.  Recognizing this, the RIOA is supporting the Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act.

The goal of Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act is to safeguard consumers from dubious technology which can compromise well-accepted standards of care and place a patient's health at risk.

As we've seen in states all across this country, advocates for so-called "cutting edge technology" misstate the truth and place the eye health of thousands of patients at substantial risk, by touting expediency and cost effectiveness over qualified patient care.

A comprehensive eye exam is key in the ability to detect the presence of non-symptomatic chronic disease, such as diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension; these diseases cannot be detected through a cell phone app.  Further, the prescribing of glasses and contacts through an Internet-based site creates an environment for fraud and places the vision and overall health and best interests of patients nationwide at substantial risk.

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