Support the WAEPS Physicians' EyePAC

Physicians’ EyePAC raises and distributes campaign funds to Washington State legislative candidates who share our passion for high quality, safe eye care for all Washingtonians.

Funds are used to advocate for legislation and public policy that promotes the best quality eye and health care, access to care, patient safety, public education, and scientific research essential for the future of ophthalmology. We encourage every WAEPS member to contribute annually to the EyePAC when paying membership dues, or right now by following the instructions below!

The only thing standing between you and optometrists becoming surgeons by legislative authorization is the Physicians EyePAC. Please give generously today.

This kind of year comes once every twenty years.  It has the potential to shape the rest of your career, and your involvement and generosity now will reverberate for decades.  As you know, there is an optometric scope battle on the horizon, which means that the future of your practice is in the crosshairs. If we ever needed your support, this would be the year. 

You might be asking, ‘so what happens if this gets passed?’ What does this mean to you and all of our patients in Washington state?  If passed as proposed, optometrists would be able to perform:

  • YAG capsulotomies
  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty
  • Peripheral laser iridotomies
  • Scalpel lid lesion removal
  • Intra-lesional steroid injections
  • Subconjunctival steroid injections
  • Injections of all medication by all routes

And they would be able to self-regulate their scope by a vote of their state board, which is a violation of the constitution of the State of Washington.

Even if advocacy is not your interest, we need you to stand up for your profession.

To make a contribution to the PAC, please click on the button below and choose your payment method at the end of the process.

Contribute to the EyePAC


Please note: Contributions to the Physicians EyePAC are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.  In addition, no portion of any contributions to the Physicians EyePAC can be deducted as a business expense on your federal income tax returns.