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Claudis Alston (Photo by Adela Uchida, NEWS 92 FM)

(HOUSTON) — A Houston man says he’s blind in one eye, because CVS gave him the wrong prescription to treat pink eye. Now, Claudis Alston is suing.

The directions on the prescription are clear: three drops in each eye twice daily for 5 days. Right above that, it’s marked ear solution. But Alston, through his attorney Randy Sorrels, says he followed the directions.

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“He quickly went to the emergency room complaining of loss of vision in one eye,” Sorrels said.

Alston says he’s now blind in his left eye, and he’s lost his depth perception. Jameena Cookshank is his caretaker.

“He used to be fully capable of operating day to day and now he looks to me to help him with everything that he does,” Cookshank said.

Alston is suing CVS for $250,000, the maximum under Texas law.

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CVS has not responded to our requests for comment.

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Earlier: Imagine receiving a wrong prescription that leaves you handicapped for life.

A Houston-area man is suing CVS, claiming the pharmacy’s mistake caused him to lose sight in his left eye.

Randy Sorrels, attorney for Claudis Alston, said his client visited the emergency room at Methodist Hospital for treatment of pink eye and was given a prescription.

Sorrels said his client had the prescription filled at a CVS pharmacy on Tomball Parkway.

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Alston reportedly followed the instructions he was given, putting the drops in his left eye.

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It turns out the pharmacy gave him ear drops instead of eye drops, and the resulting vision loss in his left eye is permanent.

See the Plaintiff’s Original Petition

Sorrels is suing CVS on Alston’s behalf, seeking damages. He said he has not yet heard back from the company.

Our calls to CVS have also gone unreturned.

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