PIERRE — The Legislature is poised to crack down on sales of contact lenses in South Dakota. The state Board of Optometry wants to prohibit any sale without a valid prescription. The targets are non-corrective lenses that are worn for cosmetic reasons to alter the color of a person’s eyes.
Mike Bartlett, a Pierre optometrist, testified at a House of Representatives hearing Tuesday that people are obtaining non-prescription lenses from outlets such as novelty shops and gas stations. He said some of them have suffered infections, ulcers and other damage to their eyes. Read the full story at Mitchell Republic