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Apr 25, 2016

Retailers See Red In Contact Lens Bill

You’ve heard of Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and Big Oil. Now get ready to add Big Contacts to the list.

A group of retailers including, 1-800 Contacts and wholesaler Costco joined forces last week to form the Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice to fight a Senate bill they say harms competition.

The legislation from Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., delves into a long-running battle between optometrists and retailers of contact lenses over 30 million consumers’ ability to choose where they get their contacts, with retailers competing with doctors’ offices that sell lenses.

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