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Mar 16, 2017

The Hill: Lobby Fight Focuses on Contacts

By Tim Devaney - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has triggered a major lobbying battle with a proposal that would make it easier for people to purchase contacts over the internet. Eye doctors say patients who...

Jan 20, 2017
WESTERN JOURNALISM

Time For Action To Protect Contact Lens Consumers

By Dean Chambers - Eye doctors have had a history of charging higher prices to consumers for eye care products, including contact lenses. This has led to independent vendors offering consumers lower prices for the same...

Jan 17, 2017
FORBES

The FTC Finally Sees The Light On Contact Lenses

By Christopher Versace - Here’s a surprise for the new year - for the first time in twelve years, the Federal Trade Committee (FTC) has set out to protect the interests of contact lens consumers rather...

Jan 14, 2017
FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION

How Eye Doctors are Robbing Us Blind

By Dan Horowitz - Recently, there has been a lot of talk in libertarian and conservative circles about eminent domain abuse, civil asset forfeiture, and the freedom of association. However, one private property rights violation that affects over 41...

Jan 10, 2017
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The Government’s War on Contact Lenses

By Eric Peters - Imagine you are shopping for a new car, but you’re forced by law to buy only from your local Chevy dealer. No cross-shopping other makes — or other dealerships. You have to...

Dec 29, 2016
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

How to Correct Eye Doctors’ Vision Problems

By Peter J. Ferrara - No one likes going to the doctor's office, but the American people should be more apprehensive about their appointments than ever before. Apparently, eye doctors aren't seeing 20/20 themselves, even with...

Dec 17, 2016
THE CONSTITUTION

The FTC Moves to Protect Contact Wearing Consumers

By Steve Sherman - The Federal Trade Commission’s latest proposal to change the rules governing the process of prescribing contact lenses is a good idea for consumers. In recent years, a virtual war over the billion-dollar...