ODs Call on Vision Plans to Stop Being "Anti-Optometry"
Joe Ellis, O.D., past president of the AOA (American Optometric Assn.) and Kentucky Optometric
Assn. (KOA), recently called on vision plan executives to
immediately halt their anti-optometry lobbying efforts now under way in
Washington, D.C., and state capitals around the country, and to work
with optometric leaders to lock in the profession’s recent legislative
and regulatory victories, including the new designation of pediatric
vision care as essential and the Harkin patient access law targeting
discriminatory Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans.