16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I have had patients who are not contact lens wearers order and get contacts on their own. One went to walgreens.com and ordered them online. Other patients got contacts 4 years after their last eye exam. I have had these online contact lens company send me faxes timed so that by the time the office opens, it would be too late to respond to an incorrect or expired contact lens prescription. Other patients make up a doctor name and provide the online vendors a fax number that is theirs or their friend's and are guaranteed to get any contact lens prescription they wish. This current system is flawed.