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Contact Lens Rule changes come into force on 16th of October

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The FINANCIAL — AOA and optometry’s advocates continue to fight the FTC’s rule changes—act now to support these efforts and have your practice ready for implementation on day one. As optometry’s advocates work into the 11th hour to counter the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) misguided Contact Lens Rule changes, the AOA offers step-by-step guidance for implementing these new prescribers’ requirements. Taking effect on Friday, Oct. 16, the rule’s updated regulatory requirements mandate that all 50,000 contact lens prescribers in the United States maintain a paper trail to document patient receipt of their contact lens prescription. Doctors also must keep that information on…

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Contact Lens Rule changes come into force on 16th of October

8 mins read

The FINANCIAL — AOA and optometry’s advocates continue to fight the FTC’s rule changes—act now to support these efforts and have your practice ready for implementation on day one. As optometry’s advocates work into the 11th hour to counter the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) misguided Contact Lens Rule changes, the AOA offers step-by-step guidance for…

US GDP plunged nearly 35% as over 50 M Americans filed unemployment

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The FINANCIAL — Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. Department of Labor released the data which shows that another 1.4M Americans filed unemployment…

4 tech giants to defend the size of their companies before Congress

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The FINANCIAL — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google — will appear together before Congress for the first time to justify their business practices. The hearing is supposed to inform lawmakers’ efforts to rethink federal antitrust laws, perhaps making it easier for the federal government…

The US approved the bill according to which, 15 % of the funds available to the Georgian Govt are conditioned

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The FINANCIAL — The House Appropriations Committee on July 9 approved the fiscal year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill on a vote of 29 to 21. The legislation funds the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international programs and activities. The legislation provides security assistance to key allies…

116 members of Congress demand to end transgender military ban

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The FINANCIAL — Trump announced the transgender ban in July 2017. On April 12, 2019, the Trump administration banned transgender individuals from serving openly in the military. The Pentagon argues the policy is not a ban since it allows for waivers and because those who came out under the Obama administration’s policy, which allowed open transgender service, can…