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Published: April 2022

Protect the rights of 45 million contact lens consumers

Coalition: Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice

In a letter to Congress, advocates urged legislators to oppose the so-called Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act (S 1784 and HR 3353). The bills aim to undo almost two decades of protections for contact lens consumers, would drive up prices, and would reduce choices for contact lens consumers.

The so-called Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act aims to undo a benefit in the Federal Trade Commission’s Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA). The FCLCA was enacted in 2003 to promote competition and consumer choice in a marketplace that was uniquely saddled with state laws that protected optometrists’ ability to profit from the products they prescribe. Since the FCLCA passed, the contact lens marketplace has been positively transformed, and contact lens consumers have benefitted from more choices, lower prices, and better service and convenience. Bills like HR 3353 and S 1784 are nothing more than the optometric industry’s lobbyists’ latest attempt to protect their ability to sell what they prescribe and upset the careful balance set out in the FCLCA, to the detriment of consumers.

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Consumer Action | National Taxpayers Union | 1-800-CONTACTS | Costco Wholesale | Taxpayers Protection Alliance | R Street | Institute for Liberty | Citizen Outreach | League of United Latin American Citizens | National Hispanic Medical Association

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For more information, please visit the Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice website.

 

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Protect the rights of 45 million contact lens consumers   (CoalitionforContactLens_(11).pdf)

 

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