Reporting Contact Lens Violations

Unfortunately, many retailers are illegally selling contact lenses or using regulatory loopholes to circumvent requirements designed to ensure the safety of our patients.

Although the AOA is not a regulatory body or an enforcement agency, we regularly meet with government agencies and policymakers to inform them of illegal business practices and threats to our patients' safety. The more informed we can be, the better we can advocate for improved laws and regulations that that better protect our patients.

Therefore, we encourage that you complete and share the below survey and instructions on how to report illegal and unsafe contact lens sales. For questions or more comments, please contact

If you are interested in combating illegal contact lens sales, consider joining the Contact Lens and Cornea Section.

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