Headlines Online Eyewear Battle Rages in Canada Published 3 years ago on April 20, 2018 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet A May 17 court date has been set. A battle is raging after a judge in Ontario earlier this year effectively barred the online sale of corrective eyewear. The judge said prescription eyewear could only be dispensed by an ECP licensed to practice in the region, CBC reports. The injunction isn’t currently being enforced, as an appeal is set to be heard on May 17. And one group, Canadians for Eyewear Choice, is collecting signatures to support allowing the continued sale of prescription eyewear online, according to CBS. So far, it’s gathered 2,400 signatures. Advertisement The College of Opticians of Ontario and the College of Optometrists of Ontario had sought the injunction to prohibit Clearly, owned by Essilor Group of Canada Inc., from dispensing prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses online in Ontario. Essilor has appealed Justice Thomas R. Lederer’s Jan. 11 decision to grant the injunction. The Court of Appeal granted Essilor’s request to stay the inunction pending the appeal. The College of Opticians said in an announcement on its website that “the dispensing of corrective lenses is a controlled act, subject to Ontario legislation, that definitively requires a regulated health professional’s involvement.” “Mail order over the internet without the involvement of an optometrist or optician is inconsistent with legislation, the college stated. Read more at CBC Advertisement Related Topics:online dispensing click to Comment(Comment) Up Next FDI Approves AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Don't Miss Country with Only 3 ODs Gets Its First Optometry School Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY TOPCON HEALTHCARE Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Now more than ever, you need to grow your practice beyond your physical location and deliver quality eye exams from virtually anywhere. Topcon RDx® is an innovative ocular telehealth platform that allows you to connect to your office remotely and conduct comprehensive eye exams, without sacrificing the quality care you provide. You may like Essilor Unit Wins Online Eyewear Battle in Canada These Optometrists Have an Idea to Stave Off the Online Vision Testing Trend FDA Issues Warning Letter to Opternative Promoted Headlines Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor Get More with Essilor Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases20 hours ago 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Press Releases3 days ago ReFocus Eye Health Partners with Eye Center of Southern Connecticut Press Releases6 days ago DrChrono Expands Leadership Team and Celebrates Growth With Appointment of New SVP of Engineering and SVP of Revenue America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Before You Start America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Get Your Contest Entry in Great Shape America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Basic Info and Stats America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: You Gotta Stand Out from the Crowd America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Photos Really Are Worth at Least a Thousand Words Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content1 month ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines3 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines3 months ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery1 week ago 12 Images That Show Why Zionsville Eyecare in Zionsville, IN, Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Press Releases1 week ago EnChroma Names Vision Industry Veteran Erik Ritchie as CEO Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Headlines6 days ago Massachusetts ODs Win Right to Treat Glaucoma Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Columns6 days ago 2021 Is a New Year… Let’s Make Your Marketing New, Too! Press Releases1 week ago Eco Helps Trees for the Future Reach 200M Trees Sponsored Content1 week ago 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR.