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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2074344

Unique Law

I just attempted to order my high-strength reading glasses on Amazon, as I have done for over 15 years. I was surprised and angered when my order of five pairs of reading glasses, 6.0 strength, for $14.99 was rejected — with a notation that my order cannot be delivered to my address.

I soon discovered that there is a law unique to New York that reading glasses with a strength over 2.75 cannot be shipped in New York State.

This is outrageous. This 72-year-old senior citizen, instead of spending just $14.99 for five pairs of my essential reading glasses, will now probably have to pay over $300 for prescription glasses and inflated-priced frames.

Joseph Chiarello

Hampton Bays