Ophthalmologists push for better access to care in annual Capitol Hill visit

In an effort to lobby for better access to care, discuss important issues with lawmakers and increase education, more than 400 ophthalmologists traveled to Washington recently for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual Capitol Hill visit.
Michael X. Repka, MD, the AAO’s medical director for governmental affairs, called the meeting an important experience for both attendees and legislators.
“It’s important for us to be there to keep our issues on the forefront,” he told Healio.com/OSN. “Sometimes our issues are congruent with other parts of medicine,

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