What to do if my eye doctor been giving me disposable contacts telling me that they were foryearly daily wear but they are only suppossed to be wornfor 2 weeks?

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What to do if my eye doctor been giving me disposable contacts telling me that they were foryearly daily wear but they are only suppossed to be wornfor 2 weeks?

I’ve been going to my eye doctor for 3 years but and I been having issues with the contacts. They are suppose to last a year but they only last about 2 months. So I went to thevision center to buy some disposable contacts and the lady there told me that the contacts they precribed me were discontinued and the contacts I been wearing for months at a time were not what they were supposed to be; they were disposibles. I been wearing them as daily wear because that is what I was suppose to be getting.

Asked on February 4, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you suffered some injury due to the doctor proscribing either the wrong contacts or prescribing the wrong way to sue the contacts, you might have a legal claim (a malpractice claim) for you medical costs, pain and suffering, etc.

However, if you haven't been injured in any significant way, then even if the doctor was wrong or negligent, there is no lawsuit; the law only compensates for actual injuries, so without some injury or economic loss, there is nothing to sue for.


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