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FTC warns eye care prescribers to follow the law — or else

Colleen Tressler
The FTC’s Eyeglass Rule makes it easier to comparison shop — which can help you save money. After you get an eye exam that determines your best vision with eyeglasses (a refraction), your eye care
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Contact Lens Rule updates: What they mean for you

Colleen Tressler
Do you wear contacts? If so, read on. You have the right to get your contact lens prescription from your eye care prescriber — whether you ask for it or not — at no extra charge. The Contact Lens Rule
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Halloween know-how: Cosmetic contacts require an Rx

Colleen Tressler
Dressing up for Halloween can be fun. Revelers often use make-up, wigs and cosmetic contact lenses to complete their look. Cosmetic contacts lenses – also known as costume or decorative contact lenses
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That attorney’s ad might be bad for your health

Colleen Tressler
You see the ads on TV, hear them on the radio, or read them in print and online: attorneys telling you about the dangers of certain prescription drugs. Many of these ads open with “medical alert,”
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Going on vacation? Wear contacts? Looky here.

Colleen Tressler
If you’re like some of us here at the Consumer Blog, even though you make a list of things to pack when you go on vacation, you may accidentally leave something behind. Sure, you can buy shampoo, flip
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Contact lens seller turns a blind eye to the law

Colleen Tressler
Cosmetic contacts lenses – also known as costume or decorative contact lenses – can change the way your eye looks without correcting your vision. While they may seem like just another fashion
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Cosmetic contact lenses without the Rx: scary!

Colleen Tressler
Halloween is right around the corner. And if you’re looking to top off your costume by wearing cosmetic contact lenses, read on. Cosmetic contacts – also known as costume or decorative contact lenses
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Generic Drugs and Low-Cost Prescriptions

Prescription drugs can be pricey, especially if you’re juggling several prescriptions. Buying generic drugs can be one way to save money. Generics have the same active ingredients as the brand-name