Precedent Case: Adjustable Focus Glasses Do Not Need a Prescription in Arizona

The Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians challenge to the sale of adjustable focus eyewear without a prescription has been quashed by the State’s Attorney office. The Dispensing Opticians argued that selling such eyewear, as marketed by Adlens® a leader in the emerging eyewear segment, was a violation of current laws and a risk to users and the public.

Adlens defending the challenge by citing a British Medical Journal and Ophtalmology study that indicates safe use without a prescription. In turn, Opticians argued that over-the-counter glasses could only be used for near vision correction. However, Adlens commissioned a consumer trial in Phoenix to demonstrate that many hyperopic individuals use conventional over-the-counter reading glasses to correct their distance vision, even while driving, thus setting a precedent for use by the public. The Board subsequently abandoned its action.

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