FTC to Host Workshop March 7 Examining the Contact Lens Marketplace and Proposed Changes to the Commission’s Contact Lens Rule

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Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Wednesday, March 7, in Washington, DC, to examine the contact lens marketplace and proposed changes to the Commission’s Contact Lens Rule. The event is free and open to the public, and more details can be found in the press release announcing it and the agenda.

WHAT:Workshop to examine the contact lens marketplace and proposed changes to the FTC’s Contact Lens Rule
WHO:

Opening remarks by Thomas B. Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

Panelists include FDA and CDC representatives, retailers, prescribers, contact lens manufacturers, optical industry members, consumer and competition advocates, and academics

WHEN:Wednesday, March 7, 2018; 9:00 am to 5:15 pm
(Registration begins at 7:45 am)
WHERE:FTC’s Constitution Center building, 400 7th St., SW,
Washington, DC 20024
TWITTER:The workshop will be tweeted live from the FTC’s Twitter page (@FTC) using the hashtag #ContactLensFTC.

This event will be webcast. Commission staff will tweet workshop highlights and take questions during the event @FTC using #ContactLensFTC. Preregistration is not required, but all media must have a valid photo ID to attend the event.

Contact Information

Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2161