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R Sheet On The Benefits of Expanding Ocular Telehealth
- 1) Telehealth technology increases access to vision care and reduces costs for consumers.
- 2) Incumbent eye doctors often engage in protectionist behavior to prevent patients from purchasing contact lenses from other sources.
- 3) The FTC should finalize revisions to its Contact Lens Rule to ensure patients’ rights are protected.
- 4) States should resist rent-seeking legislation that hurts telehealth and adopt pro-telehealth reforms.