AOA warns Utah’s contact lens bill could limit patient purchasing options

A new proposal in Utah could prohibit the purchase of contact lenses from a prescribing eye doctor, according to a press release from the American Optometric Association.
On Jan. 5, state Rep. Jordan Teuscher introduced H.B. 189, which would amend Utah’s content lens statute to prohibit prescribers from selling contact lenses to patients, as well as require additional responsibilities from prescribers.
“I’ve reviewed this proposal and find its flawed approach to be anti-patient and anti-doctor,” William T. Reynolds, OD, AOA advocacy executive committee chair, said in the

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