In the Matter of Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc., File No. 1423132
If the claim that the app was "scientifically proven" to improve vision was supported by articles in peer reviewed journals, as apparently it was, then the claim is true. The FTC, as a non-scientific body, has no authority to say it is not. In addition, as a matter of science, if anyone says that a claim that has been properly made is false, they are obligated to give their reasons for saying so. The consent order does not do this. It would be extremely dangerous if we conceded that a government agency could declare anything whatever not scientifically proven without scientific (factual) justification.