Having trouble getting your contact lens prescription from your eye care provider?
Eye care providers are required by law to give contact lens prescriptions to patients when the fitting process is complete. This requirement is generally understood, but recognize there can be bad actors in any industry. While this situation can be perplexing, the reason is simple: unlike your family doctor, most eye doctors sell what they prescribe (see chart). Therefore, some believe withholding your prescription will force you to purchase contact lenses from them. Here is some information that might help: