05.24.21

Why Can’t Americans Buy Contact Lenses From Vending Machines?

Source: The Federalist

A recent report in The Federalist details the ability to purchase contact lenses throughout most of Europe versus the United States, and the role regulatory agencies have in what consumers can and cannot buy.

“Throughout Europe, consumers wishing to purchase contact lenses don’t need to visit an optometrist, receive a prescription, and then buy the lenses from either a medical provider or major lens provider. They can, in 25 out of 28 European countries, procure contact lenses from a secure, stationary machine in the same way Americans can purchase a Snickers or Diet Coke.

Read the full article here.

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