Illegal CL web-deal blocked by ABDO

Online deal website Groupon has been forced to remove one of its offers for contact lenses following swift action from ABDO.

The deal offered a single pair of zero-powered coloured contact lenses for £4.99 or three pairs for £9.98.

On discovering the deal, ABDO president, Peter Black, contacted the company to warn that the deal was illegal under the Opticians Act 1989, citing regulations on the sale of optical appliances in the UK from the GOC.

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