South Carolina Bans Remote Exams for Eyeglass Prescriptions

By | May 24, 2016

Optometrists’ and ophthalmologists’ associations differ on whether the exams and prescriptions are safe for patients; 10 states now have similar bans.


The South Carolina legislature has overridden a veto of Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to make South Carolina the 10th state to ban eyeglass prescriptions based solely on remote eye exams.