Latest News 'Union of Eyecare Providers' is Topic of July 23rd 'Power Hour' By Staff Monday, July 21, 2014 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Craig Steinberg, OD, JD and David Balto, Esq., representing the American Association of Doctors of Optometry (AADO) and the “Union of American Eyecare Providers,” will be the guests on the July 23rd edition of ‘The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice. Said Gerber, “Will there be a union for optometrists? Their website says, ‘The union is an organization created for the sole purpose of improving access to and the quality of eyecare in the United States. It will achieve that purpose by removing barriers to care imposed by 3rd party payers, removing the barriers to free competition among eyecare providers, and by advancing and protecting the interests of optometrists during times of significant changes in American health care delivery so that they can continue to take care of the needs of the American public.’ Join our two guests the night before they go before the U.S. Department of Justice to discuss some of the important issues and challenges facing OD’s around the country.” The Power Hour is sponsored by Essilor of America and Optovue. Details about the shows, including how to listen in and links to previous episodes, can be found online at PowerHourInfo.