16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00492

Submission Number:
00492
Commenter:
Caitlin Wood
State:
Oklahoma
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
FTC: As a future doctor, I am being educated every single day on the consequences of contact lens abuse. That is precisely what a world without this law would condone: abuse. I am coming into a profession that is absolutely passionate about each patient's eye and overall health which is what we need you to help protect. We take 2-3 classes and countless workshops over contact lenses because no contact lens is the same and no patient is the same. Allowing someone to put something in their eye is a huge responsibility and one that requires a complete health history, complete assessment of the eye, and a trial fitting by a professional. Please allow us to continue to hold this responsibility, because unlike contact lens companies and the patients themselves, we are trained and educated to protect the payient's vision and eye health above all else. Vision and health are precisely what is at risk if eye care is taken into nonprofessionals hands. Thank you.