By: Carl Baker –
As ophthalmologists, physicians and surgeons who specialize in visual health, we are committed to the utmost standards of patient care. We have grave concerns about House Bill 191, which passed the House and will limit individual freedom, free trade and patient access to eye care. Consider that this bill:
• Limits the evaluation of eye disease through innovative technology and will stifle access to research on virtual medicine, artificial intelligence and self-directed eye care.
• Denies a citizen’s choice to use e-commerce to obtain a glasses prescription, a contact lens renewal, and even receive eye care or telemedicine in their homes without direct doctor supervision and visits to providers’ offices.