16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
as an optometrist with my own small business, it has been frustrating to see how 1-800 contacts and other online contact lens sellers get around the regulation. We routinely receive faxes to verify an expired prescription late at night on the weekend. Because we don't open until Monday, this rx is considered valid by default (we were unable to respond within 24 hrs that it is expired). I have indeed seen patients with eye infections because they are in an outdated contact lens. It would be great if we could change the default action that it is considered a good/current prescription. thanks.