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Oregon Board of Optometry

1500 Liberty Street SE, Suite 210
Salem OR 97302
Phone: (503)399-0662
Fax: (503)399-0705
email: cathy.boudreau@oregon.gov


Information About Contact Lens Use and Prescribing



The The Federal Trade Commission has made regulations that govern the prescribing of contact lenses. The following links to the FTC website may provide useful information for both consumers and eye health professionals.


The Contact Lens Rule: A Guide for Prescribers and Sellers

Complying with the Contact Lens Rule

No Tricks, No Treats: FTC Warns Halloween Consumers that Even Cosmetic Contact Lenses Require Prescriptions

Avoiding an Eyesore: What to Know Before You Buy Cosmetic Contacts

The Eyes Have It Get Your Prescription



This video provides additional information regarding the dispensing and use of contact lenses without a valid prescription.



This page was last revised: October 8, 2014

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