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Williamson v. Lee Optical Co.
Citation:348 U.S. 483 (1955)
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An Oklahoma statute prohibited any person not licensed as an optometrist or ophthalmologist from fitting, duplicating, or replacing lenses without a written prescription from a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist. After an optician challenged the provision, the District Court held that the ban on fitting without a prescription was not reasonably and rationally related to the health and welfare of the people, and that the ban on duplication without a prescription was neither reasonably necessary nor reasonably related to the end sought to be achieved.
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