16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Eight hours is not long enough to respond to a request for verification of a prescription when it is sent Friday evening and I don't see it until Monday morning when I go to the office. The prescription may be incorrect, but because the eight hours have passed, it is filled incorrectly. I have received requests for prescription verification by on line contact lens suppliers that were not innitiated or requested by the patient. The on line supplier requests this to try and sell contacts before the upcoming expiration date. This should not be allowed, and if it is not allowed at this time, then it needs to be enforced. A contact lens is a foreign body on the eye and needs to be fit properly and monitored for maintenence of corneal health. Purchasing contacts just before the expiration date defeats the purpose of annual expiration dates and the moitoring of the corneal health and relationship between the contact and the cornea.