I appreciate your service to the public at this difficult time and all that you and the Senator are doing to support our state during this national emergency. I am a Doctor of Optometry practicing in Wilmington, NC. I deliver essential, primary eye health and vision care to working men and women, school-aged children and seniors, and my practice employs 3 wonderful people. Right now, our health care practices are getting hit doubly hard during this current crisis as they continue struggling to keep up with patient care needs and the demands of keeping our offices running and workers employed. More and more are closing by the day, many likely for good. Please let the Senator know that I messaged to ask for him to co-sponsor S. 3559 and support inclusion of S. 3559 in the COVID-19 relief package now being considered.
This will help doctors of optometry like me and other front line physicians now struggling to care for our neighbors and keeping them healthy and employed. Thank you.