3DJH Our Condolences Our condolences go out to Charles Bonafede and his family on the passing of his father, Ben Bonafede. Joe Monestere shares his thoughts on Ben’s passing: Passing of an icon Our thoughts and prayers go out to Charles Bonafede, his mother Ann and sister Adriana on the passing of their father Pellegrino (Ben) Bonafede. Ben had touched many in the opƟcal industry and was my mentor. He will be extremely missed and never forgoƩen. Ciao Ben. 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 paƟent care," the American Optometric AssociaƟon reports. Then Gov. Chris ChrisƟe signed the bill into law on Jan. 8. According to AOA, the legislaƟon includes prohibiƟons on: x Requirements that doctors parƟcipate in a vision plan as a condiƟon for contracƟng with a health plan x RestricƟons or limitaƟons on doctors' choice of materials, services or opƟcal labs provided to a paƟent. x 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 legislaƟon, according to AOA. "Legislators said they were avalanched with informaƟon from our members, and when it came Ɵme for those votes, we had great support," said Dr. Michael Veliky, NJSOP legislaƟve commiƩee chair and past president. "This is landmark legislaƟon from New Jersey that has leveled the playing field for our paƟents to get a fair shake with their insurance." Read more at AOA Join Us At Vision Expo March 15th-18th At the Javits Convention Center In New York City Visit OANY at booth #2378 Barriers to Optometric Care, AOA Says