16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
As a medical device that is in direct contact with the eye, quality control is exceedingly important with a contact lens. Eyeglasses can't cause corneal scarring and permanent vision loss. When a dentist needs to replace your tooth, you don't ask for a prescription to order what you hope is the correct fit and material, and hopefully you have more than two teeth! When contact lenses are ordered online, via thousands of website options, quality control is virtually nonexistent. The FCLCA has caused me to refuse to refit certain higher risk patients who abused/may abuse their lenses and eyes. I have no way to assure proper compliance or quality with the patient's medical device, and must safeguard vision and eye health above convenience and cost savings.