Eye exams in the United States are a scam

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Boing Boing—In many countries you can buy inexpensive eyeglasses and contact lenses without a prescription. That's not the case in the United States. In 2016 the American Optometric Association (AOA) spent $1.8 million lobbying and another $1.4 million in campaign contributions to ensure corrective lenses are expensive for Americans, and therefore highly profitable. Yascha Mounk, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, writes in her article, "The Great American Eye-Exam Scam:" When I last went to an eye exam...

The Great American Eye-Exam Scam. Why is it so difficult to get a new pair of glasses or contacts in this country? It’s easier pretty much everywhere else.