16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I had a patient tell me today the reason she has not been in to see me in over 4 years is because she ordered her contacts off the internet from an online contact lens retailer. She stated when "'my supply runs out, I just order more contacts off the internet." We have never received a contact lens verification from the company she orders from. It is not lawful to dispense contacts with out a current contact lens prescription and yet she has gotten them for the past 3 years unlawfully. Someone needs to hold the online contact lens retailers accountable for their actions and they also need to make sure they adhere to the rules.