16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I am a optometrist in Maryland and have been in practice for over 20 years. There have been a number of instances where we have received a fax from an online retailer to verify a prescription only to find out that the patient has already received the contacts before we even verify it. The online retailers are jeopadizing the healthy of my patients with their desire to sell a product. "contact lens seller may sell contact lenses only in accordance with a prescription that the seller either: (a) has received from the patient or prescriber; or (b) has verified through direct communication with the prescriber."