A woman in Florida claimed that she could not afford contact lenses after a police officer pulled her over.
Northwest Florida Daily News reported how the 21-year-old was stopped in Crestview, Emerald Coast, after a police officer saw that she had a broken headlight.
She told the police officer that she could not afford contact lenses and started shouting when he began to write a citation.
The police officer told her she could not drive unless she wore lenses to correct her vision and her boyfriend was eventually contacted to pick up her car.
Contact lens firm Acuvue has refuted the belief that contact lenses are prohibitively expensive.
It says they are "surprisingly affordable" and that they can be purchased for the same amount as buying a fizzy drink a day.
Acuvue also points out that replacing contact lenses is less expensive than buying new spectacles.
Having insurance can make it even cheaper, the company says.
by Martin Burns