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Let's open the market for contact lenses in the manner Congress intended

Contact lenses are a staple in the daily lives of more than 40 million Americans, which makes it crucial that consumers have easy access to them. That's what's at stake in a current debate before U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is considering a simple and commonsense rule to require optometrists to sign an acknowledgement that they provide each patient with a copy of his or her prescription.The proposed rule has received widespread support from progressives, free-market groups and...

Contact Lenses Market growing at a CAGR of 7.60 % during the forecast period, 2016-2021

(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 08, 2017 ) According to the report Global Contact Lenses Market, published by Market Data Forecast, the global market is projected to reach 15.1 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.60 %, from 2016 to 2021.A contact lens is a thin and curved lens which are placed on the surface of the eye. They can be used for vision correction or for cosmetic and novelty purpose. Contact Lenses are medical devices, regulated by Food and Drug Administration (USA), hence requires...

Think twice before buying Halloween contacts

Dr. Christina Weng warns of danger from using novelty contact lenses for Halloween costumes.With Halloween just around the corner, lots of people will be transforming themselves in to ghouls, goblins, witches and vampires. Some may go as far as face paint and even contact lenses to achieve the perfect look. An ophthalmologist at Baylor College of Medicine warns of danger from using novelty contacts and the damage they can do to the eye. “The types of contact lenses that are popular...