Why The New Rules About Verifying Contact Lens Prescriptions?
TL;dr: Optometrists are getting cut out of the sales cycle. Online sellers are making all the $$$. So retail optometry is doing lots of lobbying to ask for laws to make sure they get a piece of the $ pie. You need a “prescription” to buy contact lenses.
Their days though, numbered. You see these online lens sellers starting to muscle in, and traditional retail optometry feeling the squeeze.
Moral of the story? This is all about money. As always, your well-being isn’t part of the equation, just who gets paid.