16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
As a practitioner that values the health of every patient that walks through my door, I feel that the short period of time I have to respond to prescription requests followed by filling the prescription if I am unable to respond within the time is not in the patient's interest. There is no other medical device in which the prescription is filled regardless of whether the practitioner okays it or not, much less having such a limited time to do so. Extending the amount of time a practitioner has to okay the prescription and refusing for the prescription to be filled unless the practitioner specifically okays it ensures the FDA and state board standards are appropriately followed, vision loss from non-compliance will be lowered, and patients will receive the best vision and health by obtaining proper lenses and care.