SALT LAKE CITY - Utah is now the 44th state to make it legal for a physician to sell and dispense the cosmetic drug, Latisse.
Standard Optical will be the first in the state to offer this drug at all 17 of its retail locations, the company announced.
Latisse solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis - a condition of inadequate or not enough eyelashes - used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
"Prior to this dispensing law being lifted, we were only able to provide a consult and issue a prescription that could only be filled by a pharmacy," said Aaron Schubach, vice president of Standard Optical. "Now our patients will be able to come in for a quick glaucoma evaluation and, if they are a candidate, be able to purchase Latisse at the store level."
Additionally, Schubach stated that it is important for people who buy the product to know that it is recommended that an optometrist or ophthalmologist dispense the product, as the proper testing needs to be done to determine whether someone is a candidate.
Standard Optical is currently offering Latisse for $120 per pack, or $200 for two packs. Additionally, they will meet or beat any competitors' prices. For more information on Standard Optical, call 1-800-EYECARE or visit www.standardoptical.net
Standard Optical was founded in Salt Lake City in 1911. Now with 18 statewide locations, Standard Optical is still owned and operated by the same family. Standard Optical specializes in full-scope comprehensive eyewear and eye care, including examinations, glasses, contact lenses and LASIK vision correction.