Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Proposal for Certification of Online Sellers of Prescription Eyewear

LegitScript will start a certification program for Internet-based sellers of prescription eyewear that complies with applicable laws, regulations, and safety standards. The company announced the start of the program at the beginning of November. It is seeking comments regarding its certification standards.

LegitScript got its start by certifying Internet pharmacies around the world, monitoring and classifying dietary supplements and similar products. It does not certify dietary supplement websites.

The company notes that "as in any industry, there are sellers who are safe, legitimate and comply with applicable regulations designed to protect patients — and those who unfortunately skirt the rules, which can lead to customers receiving a substandard product or putting their health at risk. We think that eyewear patients deserve to know which are which." Read more.

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