ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: David Wright) The optometrists' monopoly on contact lenses examined; map shown of states not having laws mandating the release of contact len prescriptions. [Contact lens wearer Barry GOOLD- cites the California law.] [St. Vincent's Hospital in New York Dr. Peter D'ARIENZO- says wearers don't have options.] [University of California at Berkeley optometry professor Michael HARRIS- comments on lens fitting.] [California legislature state assemblyman Lou CORREA- cites the savings for consumers if the law is changed.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further description of the laws regarding contact lenses on the ABC News Website noted.
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