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Old 08-31-2016, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mixdenny View Post
I think it is at the Walmart display that has a sign that reads something like, "It is illegal to sell lenses over 2.75 diopter in NY...)

There could be more states listed and I am not sure about which diopter is stated. Anyone know why?

Non-prescription reading glasses used to be completely banned in New York. But in 1988 a compromise was reached with the lobbyists for the New York State Ophthalmological Society to allow weak reading glasses. The Society was afraid that people would have fewer eye examinations if the glasses were legal.