Ohio's new scope to cover drug-delivery contacts

Passut, Jena
May 2008
Primary Care Optometry News;May2008, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p5
The article announces a new rule in Ohio that allows optometrists to dispense contact lenses that can bring medication direct to the eye in 2008. According to Richard Cornett, executive director of the Ohio Optometric Association, the therapeutic contact lenses will be available in a year or two. The system is now on clinical studies and trial.


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