16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
The fairness to contact lens consumers is a great law in theory however enforcement of the law appears to be lacking. The online stores who my patients use to purchase their contacts online rarely contact me about contact lens prescriptions and most of the time fill contact lens prescriptions well over the expiration date. There was supposed to be a significant fine involved for companies that illegally sell contacts with expired prescriptions. As well, contact lens suppliers will fill an rx a few days before the script expires but will allow the patient to buy another year or 2 with that rx. In some cases this can cause irreparable harm to the patients eyes and vision. You need to crack down on these companies who put profits ahead of health.