16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Contact lenses are a medical device. They should be fitted by a licensed professional. The examination and prescription is valid for one year unless otherwise stated. It is not right that online sellers should allow a year supply of contact lenses to be sold if a prescription is days away from expiring. It is also not right that other lenses are substituted without evaluation by a licensed professional. Some people can not safely wear other materials. These lenses are prescribed under our license and if a problem arises, sight threatening infections, it is under our license that these lenses are dispensed. Keep it fair and keep it safe.