The Honorable First Name Last Name
U.S. House of Representatives/Senate
Washington, DC 20515/20510
Dear Representative/Senator Last Name:
I am writing to express my appreciation toyou/your staffer, First Name Last Name for taking time out of your/his/her busy schedule to meet with me when I was in Washington, D.C./the district office. I very much appreciated the opportunity to visit your office and discuss with you/Staffer Name vision and eye health issues of priority to me. Thank you for listening to my story.
Insert your personal reasons for attending the meeting and share your story again briefly. For example: As the son/daughter of a parent with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), I know firsthand how important vision and eye health are to a happy and productive life. Thanks to early detection and treatment, my mother/father has been able to slow the progression of this disease and make lifestyle adjustments that make his/her home and environment safer for a low-vision individual.
I would like to thank you for your membership on the Congressional Vision Caucus/I would encourage you to become a member of the Congressional Vision Caucus. As you may know, the Congressional Vision Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who work collaboratively to raise awareness among their colleagues and Congressional staff about the following issues: the growing number of Americans at risk for age-related eye diseases; the need for greater understanding of the personal risk of vision loss and ways in which eyesight can be preserved and protected; and the treatment and rehabilitation services that are needed to address eye health and vision loss.
Please know that I very much appreciate your/Staffer Name’s time and consideration of my vision and eye health concerns.
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