Headlines Court: State Can Enforce ‘1-800 Contacts’ Law Published 5 years ago on December 20, 2016 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet The case is about minimum retail pricing policies. Utah can enforce its law regulating retail pricing of contact lenses, a federal appeals court has ruled. Alcon Laboratories Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. had sought to prevent the law from being enforced while they sue the state, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. At issue is Utah legislation that “prohibited lens makers from enforcing their minimum retail pricing policies in this state,” according to the newspaper. The latest decision comes from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. It allows for the law to be enforced while the litigation is ongoing. Advertisement The three manufacturers have claimed that the law is unconstitutional. They argue that by regulating interstate transactions, it violates the Commerce Clause. According to the Tribune, the law is colloquially referred to as the 1-800 Contacts law “because the online retailer is located in Utah and its representatives lobbied for its passage.” Read more at the Salt Lake Tribune Related Topics:1-800 ContactsAlconBausch & Lombcontact lensesJohnson & JohnsonUtah click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Microsoft Uses Artificial Intelligence in Effort to Combat Blindness, Improve Eyecare Don't Miss Optometrist Must Apologize After Woman Loses Sight SPONSORED VIDEO The Essential Blue Series If Blue light is everywhere, both outdoors and indoors, and your patients are more likely to ask about it thanks to increased digital device usage. Essential Blue Series® lens technology offers up to three times more protection against Harmful Blue Light than regular prescription lenses* and 100% UV protection up to 400nm. Widely available with Essilor’s most advanced lens designs including Varilux®, Eyezen® and Crizal® lenses, discover Essential Blue Series at EssilorPRO.com/Essential-Blue-Series. You may like Promoted Headlines This Is the Most Important Decision You Can Make To Increase Sales Right Now! Stop Limiting Your Ability To Sell High End Frames Essential Blue Series Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Buzz Session2 hours ago “Eternal Optimism Is a Force Multiplier” and Other “Truth Bombs” ECPs Now Live By Do You Or Don't You2 hours ago More Than 80% Of ECPs Don’t Offer a Sales Commission but Many Do Offer Various Bonus and Incentive Programs Benchmarks20 hours ago Six Optical Retailers That Hit the Road to Drive Business Thru Their Doors Best of the Best20 hours ago Making and Selling His Own Frames Led to a Professional Rebirth for This Illinois Optician Sanity Files22 hours ago This Canadian Optician Sings the Praises of Building a Business Restoring and Customizing Eyewear Headlines2 weeks ago EHR Vendor Hack Extends to 100,000 Eyecare Patients Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Eyezen® Kids Lenses: Designed for How Children See the World Headlines2 weeks ago Eyewear Worth Thousands Stolen in Virginia Robbery Photo Gallery1 week ago 9 Eyecare Patient Encounters That Didn’t Quite Make Sense Real Deal3 weeks ago This Teen Came for an Exam Alone. Now His Mom Has Questions. Sponsored Content4 days ago Essential Blue Series Media Spotlight4 weeks ago Elevate Your Optical Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Eyezen® Kids Lenses: Designed for How Children See the World 4ECPs Webinars1 month ago Google Marketing for Patient Acquisition 4ECPs Webinars1 month ago 10 SEO Steps for Better Ranking Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery1 week ago 9 Eyecare Patient Encounters That Didn’t Quite Make Sense Headlines1 week ago 4 ODs to Be Inducted Into National Optometry Hall of Fame Headlines24 hours ago EHR Vendor Breach Now Affects 342K Patients, 8 Organizations Sponsored Content4 days ago Essential Blue Series Best of the Best3 days ago This California Practice Focuses Its Online Marketing on Its Own Backyard … And You Can Too Do You Or Don't You4 days ago More Than Half of You Welcome Pets Into Your Eyecare Business Columns4 days ago 5 Big Tips To Get the Most From Your Wholesale Lab Sponsored Content1 week ago Made in Italy, Born in The U.S.A.