Why can’t our legislators balance the budget instead of worrying about whether or not folks have prescriptions for their contact lenses?
People who want contact lenses to make their brown eyes blue might soon need a prescription in South Dakota.
Supporters say contact lenses should only be worn by people who have obtained a prescription from optometrists and ophthalmologists. They say some people in South Dakota have developed eye infections after buying nonprescription lenses to enhance or change the color of their eyes.
How is this any of South Dakota’s business? What’s next, getting prescriptions before having body piercings or tattoos? Please. If one does not know that putting foreign objects into one’s eyes or skin or elsewhere is potentially dangerous, then perhaps one should be concerned that one’s parents haven’t been doing their job.
I think that this bill is little more than an attempt by segment of the eye business to use the state to cut down on competition.