Please complete the following form If you sustained an injury from care provided by an optometrist. Blinded Veterans Association recently expressed our concern about changes the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) made to its Community Care “Standardized Episode of Care (SEOC): Eye Care Comprehensive” guidelines. Specifically, we believe that the modification made to the guidelines undermines patient safety and quality, putting our veterans at an increased risk of poor quality of care. We have formally urged VHA to immediately reinstate the following language into the guidelines: “Only ophthalmologists can perform invasive procedures, including injections, lasers, and eye surgery.” Read our letter to VHA (PDF) (DOC).