16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I am an optometry student and seeing patients with contact lenses that have been misused or mishandled is unfortunate. This is just one example of why a yearly eye exam is important and why verifying a contact lens prescription is important. As optometrist we want to ensure our patients health and preserve their vision. How we will be able to control these factors is, if our patients verify their contact lenses with us annually. We need to assure that the fit is good, that the patient is compliant having good handling skills and that the contact lens is not keeping their eyes in good health. Otherwise detrimental things can affect their eyes and I am sure that the last thing a patient would want is to have a significant decrease in vision or complete vision loss due to poor education because they didn't verify their contact lenses and get an annual examination.