The optical shop opened a 'prescription' for the promotion of health care products.

- Jul 13, 2019-

Violation of the sale of health care products, the more the generation of "prescription" ... reporters in Hunan, Sichuan, Gansu and other places survey found that many optical shops do not have professional optometrists, for the myopia patients with optometry is the sales staff, some optical shops The salesperson wrote the word “prescription” on the optician to induce consumers to buy health care products on the “prescription”.


Recently, the reporter participated in the Chengdu Health and Family Planning Supervision and Enforcement Detachment to concentrate on cracking down on illegal medical practice, and found the “catty” of the illegal operation of optical shops. The law enforcement officers investigated and found on the spot that the “Daguangming Optical Shop” located in Huayang Street, Tianfu New District, Chengdu had no food license, but publicly sold visual health products such as “blueberry lutein ester tablets” and “lutein ester jelly”. The staff also opened a "prescription" for children with myopia and illegally promoted health care products.


"Optical shops are not qualified for medical treatment, and can not produce prescriptions. Optical shops that claim to correct children's vision are suspected of false publicity. There are also optical shops selling smart lenses, claiming to alleviate eye fatigue and help children correct their vision. This is purely Exaggerated publicity." Law enforcement officials said.


Wang Yang, an optometrist in charge of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, said that there are many products for treating myopia on the market. Some merchants claim that taking several courses of health care products will be effective, which lacks scientific basis and is suspected of false publicity.