16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I have witnessed frequent abuse of the FCLCA. Patients have returned several years after expired contact lens prescriptions telling me they had no difficulty obtaining lenses on-line. I have received lens verification requests for patients whom I never examined- this is a ploy to get a doctor to ignore such a request which will result in an automatic prescription authorization. Doctors must be required to release a prescription, but no lens should be provided without a written prescription, just like any prescription medication.