Q: Can my eye care doctor decline my request for replacement contact lenses?
There are some circumstances when your eye care doctor may decline or alter your contact lens order request. For example:
If your contact lens prescription is expired, the doctor will decline your request for lenses.
If you are requesting a type or brand of lens that was not originally prescribed for you, the doctor will decline to release the prescription.
If you are requesting an excessive amount of lenses that will likely last you an extended period of time past the prescription expiration date, your doctor may decline to release the prescription
Some states do not require the eye care doctor to release a patient’s prescription to a third party, even with the patient’s permission. If a doctor in one of these states does not wish to participate in the program, it is possible that he/she may decline the order.
In all of the above circumstances, you will be notified of the status of your order.
The state of Georgia requires that every contact lens wearer have a yearly eye examination in order to purchase additional contacts because many problems that occur from contact lens wear cannot be detected by the wearer until the condition has reached a level of urgency that could result in loss of sight or discontinuation of contact lens wear. We monitor contact lens wear yearly to prevent problems that may arise and may recommend newer and more advanced lens technology for our patients.
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