Can grocery stores sell meat and food without a date on it?

Dear Consumer Ed:  Can a grocery store sell meat and other food without a date on it?

Online and remote eye exams

Dear Consumer Ed:  I need to get some more contact lenses, but my vision has changed since my last eye exam. I’ve heard about online and remote exams and thought this could be a convenient way to get a prescription while minimizing my risk of exposure to Covid-19. Are these exams accurate and legitimate?

Camp cancelled but won't refund deposit

Dear Consumer Ed: I put a deposit down on summer camp for my kids six months ago. Now camp has been cancelled for health and safety reasons due to COVID-19, but they won’t give me a refund. What do I do?

Ambulance company has not refunded overpayment

Dear Consumer Ed:  A year ago I overpaid an ambulance service and am having a hard time getting the overpayment returned. I have called several times, but nothing has happened. What can I do?

Can grocery stores sell meat if package's vacuum seal is broken?

Dear Consumer Ed:  Can grocery stores sell meat in vacuum-sealed plastic packages if the seal is broken?  I’ve noticed several big name stores that will offer manager’s specials for such products, but I thought it was illegal to sell them if the vacuum seal is broken.

Optometrist refusing to provide contact lens prescription

Dear Consumer Ed:  I recently had my eyes examined by an optometrist, but in order to save money, I wanted to order my contact lenses from an online provider. When I asked the optometrist for the prescription, they told me they would only give it to me if I bought contacts from them.

Is microblading safe and legal?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I am seeing advertisements for microblading. I’d love to have thicker-looking brows, but I am wondering if this procedure is legal and safe?

Optometrist won't send revised claim to insurance company

Dear Consumer Ed:  I just had my eyes examined and my optometrist prescribed progressive lenses.  The cost for the new glasses was $650.

Health club closing, won't let me out of my contract

Dear Consumer Ed:  Last month I made an advance payment of $407 for a membership at a health club. I just received an email from the business stating they are closing down the location I joined and offering no refunds.

Collection agency claims it will reduce my outstanding hospital debt if I pay now

Dear Consumer Ed:  I just received a call from a collection agency concerning an outstanding hospital bill I owe for $1,100.  They said that if I pay within a week they’ll reduce the debt to $400.  Do they have the ability to do that, or do I have to worry about another agency contacting me in th