16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Contact Lens "fairness"? Currently mail order companies don't have to be licensed. Don't have to be located in the U.S., don't have to follow U.S. law and requirements. The don't even have to dispense FDA approved contacts (many online retailers buy lenses made for foreign countries and divert them to the US ). Because of "passive authorization" patients don't even need to have a prescription (they can give bogus doctor name and phone number). Patients can easily get unsafe lenses, made for foreign countries, all without a valid prescription, year after year. WHAT A JOKE ! Our own government has tossed out any legitimate requirement to protect and assure safe contact lens wear.