16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
It is very important that 3rd party suppliers continue to be required to fill a contact lens prescription specific to the RX as it is written. Too many times in my professional career have I seen patients submit their contact lens prescription online and receive a different brand, a different base curve, or a different diameter. This is similar to having a pharmacist decide to change a 20 mg Lipitor prescription to 100mg - because it's more cost effective. Unfortunately both cases are harmful to patients and undermines the integrity of the profession of optometry.