16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I feel this rule, by requiring sellers to verify the actual prescription, has helped protect patients from ordering contacts that could cause serious problems. Many patients go online to order much unhealthier contacts simply because they are cheaper or they want a certain brand, color, etc. Doctors are supposed to prescribe what is necessary for each patient, not what can make the doctor more money, nor what the patients feels like they want just based on price or perception. Doctors should never restrict access to the patient's prescription, however, in this digital age, a "written on paper" rx shouldn't always be required as long as the patient has access to it whenever they want. There are now ways to do this without paper.