16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Contact lens sellers definitely need to follow the rules and only sell contact lenses the doctor prescribes. They should not dispense expired contact lenses or fail to verify prescriptions with the doctors office. Many patients are unaware of the dangers with contact lens overwear. Contacts are a medical device and should be treated as such. Misuse could lead to corneal scarring, loss of vision and potentially blindness. The ftc should help create stricter guidelines for contact lens sellers to follow.