16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00162

Submission Number:
00162
Commenter:
Leigh Green
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
My issue with the act comes from authorized distributors verifying the prescription. The act reads that they should directly contact the office. However, the often use a fax or leave voice mail that states they will fill the order as typed by the consumer unless we contact them otherwise within 12-24 hours. Many times this isn't feasible. The distributor will often sell lenses to the consumer that are not verified by the prescribing doctor and I have seen complications arising from this. Orders are filled from prescriptions that are 2-4 years old and no doctor is evaluating the lenses on the eyes.