16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00219

Submission Number:
00219
Commenter:
Michael Plumb
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I would love to see contact lens prescriptions treated like medications. Requiring a quantity # to be included and the ORIGINAL Rx kept on file by the dispenser filling it. If I am already handing patients a prescription, I shouldn't have to verify Rxs so frequently. There is absolutely no reason for 1800contacts to have a 5 minute recording to verify an Rx. This message doesn't even mention a patient's name for at least one minute. Why does said company get to hijack my business and make me stop helping my customer to listen to their long winded recording. In my opinion, 1800contacts does this to make it as inconvienent as possible to the prescriber so they can fill as many orders as possible without the slightest concern for the consumers ocular health. I have had verification requests from 1800contacts that have been expired for multiple years. We get faxed requests at all hours of the night when the mail order contact lens companies all know our hours. We have giving them our store hours from the beginning and yet they fax us in the middle of the night all the time. There isn't anything fair in the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act. The patient doesn't fully understand the importance yearly exams and the FCLCA widens the chasm that already exists.