Your Rx and Your Rights

How to understand your prescription and your rights as a contact lens wearer.

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  • The Doctor
    Learn why regular eye exams are important and the difference between ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.
  • A Guide to Vision Correction
    In this guide to vision correction, we explain different types of lenses, types of eye doctors, and your options for vision correction.
  • The FCLCA Becomes Law
    The FCLCA, or Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act, gives contact lens wearers the right to their own prescriptions. This is how the law came about.
    Read about the purpose and summary of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA), as well as the background and need for legislation.
  • What to Expect at an Eye Exam
    Regular eye exams are essential to detect early signs of eye disease. Here's what to expect when you visit a doctor to get your own eye exam.
  • When The Doc Says "No"
    Know your rights if the doctor refuses your request for a contact lens prescription. Doctors are required by law to give it to you.
  • My Doctor Wants to Charge Me For My Rx
    Has your doctor charged you for your contact lens prescription? That is against the law, according to the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act.