16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00547

Submission Number:
00547
Commenter:
Saba Ahmed
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I am an optometrist and would like to stress the importance of annual exams for contact lens patients. Many patients suffer from contact lens related issues even with the same contacts they have worn for years. Patients will not know the ins and ours of every single contact lens and allowing them to choose any brand may cause them to choose a brand made if materials that they are allergic to or a brand that is slowly causing their eyes harm, such as corneal scarring and infection due to lower oxygen flow. We will do a great disservice to patients by not regulating contact lenses carefully.