16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00487

Submission Number:
00487
Commenter:
Michael Johnson
State:
New Hampshire
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
My concern is although the contact lens prescription is a prescription similar to that of a medication, it is filled as if it were a commodity. It allows the seller of contact lens to refill the prescription without regard of how many times it has been filled. I write with the number of refills and number of lenses indicated on the prescription. 1-800 Contact Lens is known to have refilled my prescriptions multiple times for the same rx for the same patient. The prescription may not have expired but it certainly has been filled. The issue is no different than a person refilling their blood pressure medication after the refills have been used. They can't. Why can 1-800 and others refill beyond the the year? Also, weekly we get requests for contact lens Rx's after office hours. Rx is expired but because the "time" limit has expired, 1-800 refills. That should be fixed