Advocacy / WOPAC


with a matching offer!

Make twice the impact when you donate to the Washington Optometric Political Action Committee (WOPAC) in 2024. This special opportunity amplifies your support of the optometric profession in our State with a matching donation from OPW’s King County Societies of every dollar you donate to WOPAC. Help us in reaching our $10,000 goal to receive the full match and fill the gap in WOPAC funding!

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Your donation to provides critical support toward advancing eye care policies in our State. Vigilance and consistent action in the legislative process are necessary for preserving, promoting, and enhancing the optometric profession to ensure it remains viable for future generations of eye care professionals.

WOPAC relies on contributions to fund annual legislative activity. This includes cultivating relationships with legislators to communicate the importance of expanding optometry’s scope of practice, changing 3rd party payer laws, and advocating for access to high-quality, innovative, and cost-effective optometric care across Washington State.

WOPAC's Impact

When pooled with WOPAC dollars from other O.D.s, contributions made it possible for OPW members to have direct communication about scope expansion with 107 Washington State legislators throughout the 2023 session. As a result of collective efforts, the Access to Eye Care Act (SSB 5389) was signed into law on May 2023 by Gov. Jay Inslee. This was the first update to optometry’s scope of practice in Washington in two decades.

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