16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
The Contact Lens Rule would be fine legislation if online retailers actually cared about patients enough to follow laws and regulations. But they only seem to care about their bottom line to the point where they will take forged prescriptions, change prescriptions, or will flat out never call to verify a prescription in order to get someone to continually order from there. There needs to be tougher regulations against these online retailers who prey upon patient's health by dispensing non-prescribed lenses, expired prescriptions, etc. If a pharmacist was accepting hydrocodone prescriptions that were past their refills and expired, there would be a big lawsuit going on, but when it's a medical device that can cause serious eye health problems and vision loss when improperly used, suddenly it doesn't matter. Forcing retailers to be held accountable for their actions will help protect public health and decrease the cost of medicine overall.