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    Letters to the editor: UPP, dry eye, and more


    Move on from replacement contact lenses

    I disagree with Dr. Bowling’s stand on UPP (“UPP: A good decision for patients,” May 2015).

    Optometrists are getting just too greedy in this replacement contact lens area. Replacement contact lenses are like toothpaste from the dentist. As a profession, optometrists have worked hard to get medical privileges to further the profession and our image. This kind of groveling over few dollars on replacement contact lenses goes against that professional image. There's no difference in getting replacement contacts from your OD or online even if you like to stand behind that “illusion” because of money greed.

    Give it up!!

    Replacement contact lenses belong in CVS or Walgreens or online. It’s done. Move on to better areas to advance and protect the professional image optometry has worked so hard to get.

    Larry Harrison, OD

    San Anselmo, CA

    Related: UPP is a good decision for our patients

    Feedback on UPP commentary

    I must confess I really enjoy Dr. Bowling’s editorials. I just read “UPP: A good decision for patients,” (May 2015) and after considerable contemplation, I think the online contact lens distributors were just trying to tell the CL manufacturers, “UPP yours.”

    Bill Townsend, OD, FAAO

    Canyon, TX


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