16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
The verification system put in place is rarely followed in my experience. Patients often report they are able to continue to purchase contact lenses years after their initial evaluation. I have seen so many contact lens related complications arise because of this. Contact lenses are medical devices and should be treated as such. They shouldn't be allowed to be purchased without proper verification from the eye care provider, but sadly the online retailers will never allow this to be properly followed. They have more money than we do and can "adjust" the law as they wish to make those pockets deeper.