iNTERESTING :Is this a iconoclast medical technology versus existing special Luditte group monopoly battle? A pardigm shift held in check by the self serving and irrelevant buggy whip thinking of the affected medical establishment. God help those that innovate for the betterment of the consummer.The message is clearly tread cautiously and beware of innovations, or better ways of doing things in Canada's over regulated and government intrusive and in your face environment.
Osprey Media. - Brantford Expositor: "Great Glasses fighting another battle
Local News - Saturday, December 09, 2006 Updated @ 12:00:03 AM
The embattled Great Glasses optical chain is now fighting court battles on two fronts.
Bruce Bergez, the owner of the southern Ontario chain that has a store in Brantford Mall, is appealing a judgment and a $1-million fine ordered by Justice David Crane, who found him guilty of contempt two weeks ago for for blatantly violating a court order in 2003 requiring him to follow a provincial law that says glasses and contact lenses have to be prescribed by an optometrist or physician.
Meanwhile, the College of Opticians of Ontario is launching a court action against 15 Great Glasses franchises, including the one in Brantford.
The opticians college is seeking an order restraining employees, agents and independent contractors associated with each franchise from prescribing or dispensing eye glasses or contact lenses without the prescription of an optometrist, optician or physician.
An application for the order is scheduled to be heard in a Toronto court on Dec. 19."