16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00471

Submission Number:
00471
Commenter:
Michael Santarlas
State:
California
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Multiple times per week are faxes sent by retail establishments such as 1800 contacts asking for verification of valid current prescriptions. We reply to every one received. However multiple times per week, expired contact lens prescriptions are still filled regardless of what we say or do. The reason we know this is per the patient herself/himself. Please visit www.AOA.org to see the thousands of cases where this happens. At some point, someone or some group needs to enforce the law. The blatant disregard for faxes sent back showing expired prescriptions seems to mock the verification process and break the law with Impunity. Please find a way to enforce the law and audit retail and on line establishments filling expired prescriptions. It only takes one infectious keratitis, one protozoan infection and one child losing his or her sight for this to make national news. Public Health starts with enforcing the laws that protect citizens. Enforce them by auditing on line retailers of contact lenses and fining violations. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048893.htm