16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Allowing consumers to shop around for best prices on contact lenses at first sounds like a good idea. Then the reality that contact lenses are a medical device that if not fitted properly and without appropriate follow-up care can lead to major serious implications and blindness. Unfortunately, our consumers do not know any better. That's our job to educate them on the proper hygiene and care of their contact lenses. Being a clinician in a low social economic demographic area, I see at least 1 patient a week with serious complications from buying their contact lenses online and they did not have proper instructions.