Government & Regulatory Affairs

Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Vision Council's Government Affairs Committee and team of seasoned advocacy professionals in Washington, DC, are a leading voice on Capitol Hill, within key Federal Agencies, and in many State capitals on important issues impacting the field of vision care products. The Vision Council government affairs professionals work closely with federal and state policymakers to promote healthy vision and strengthen consumer access to vision care services and products.

Member companies serving on the The Vision Council’s Government Affairs Committee regularly travel to Capitol Hill to educate and deliver the organization’s public policy priorities directly to key federal decision makers and their staff. The Vision Council maintains a full-time legislative and regulatory staff in the nation’s capital and is actively engaged in all regulatory and legislative policymaking that may impact member companies and consumers.

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State Legislation and Regulation Efforts

The Vision Council offers a number of state regulation resources to our members, including iTrack, a state legislative and regulatory tracking system. Members are able to identify and track any legislation or regulation moving through their state legislature or state regulatory agency that will impact the vision industry.

Federal Legislation and Regulation Efforts

Federal regulations have a large impact on how our members do business and The Vision Council actively monitors these regulations to provide immediate feedback to our members with an analysis of all industry-related issues. We monitor changes related to counterfeiting, tariff and trade, and all federal agencies. We update our members on any changes to these policies and work to educate the industry. We work closely with the Administration on issues that will affect our members and have a skilled team of policy professionals and legal experts to take on these challenges.


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If you have any other questions or concerns regarding The Vision Council’s Government and Regulatory Affairs, please contact Greg Chavez at