Page 5 The Lions Club Wants Your Old Glasses Please bring any used glasses to be donated to our monthly meetings and give them to Bob Higgins. You can find him seated in the back. You can also drop them off at his store Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM at: Robert Higgins Optical 353 South Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, NY 11801 516-433-4445 The Lions representative lives in Bethpage and picks them up on a monthly basis. Your donation is greatly appreciated! ARTICLE BY: INVISION Staff 17 January 2018 A new law in New Jersey will "remove the unnecessary barriers that disrupt doctors' ability to provide seamless, quality patient care," the American Optometric Association reports. Then Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into law on Jan. 8. According to AOA, the legislation includes prohibitions on: • Requirements that doctors participate in a vision plan as a condition for contracting with a health plan. • Restrictions or limitations on doctors' choice of materials, services or optical labs provided to a patient. • Requirements on noncovered services and materials. "The passage of this bill makes a difference in the delivery of quality health care in New Jersey," said Dr. Kenneth Daniels, president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. "It will make a defined difference on how optometry is able to deliver care and services, opening access for many more New Jersians to optometric health care." Coupled with the NJSOP's grassroots efforts, advocates ensured legislators were educated on the importance of the legislation, according to AOA. "Legislators said they were avalanched with information from our members, and when it came time for those votes, we had great support," said Dr. Michael Veliky, NJSOP legislative committee chair and past president. "This is landmark legislation from New Jersey that has leveled the playing field for our patients to get a fair shake with their insurance." Read more at AOA Join Us At Vision Expo OANY members and associates will receive a free registration code via e-mail shortly. March 15th-18th At the Javits Convention Center In New York City Visit OANY at booth #2378 Barriers' to Optometric Care, AOA Says