16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995 #00590

Submission Number:
00590
Commenter:
Walter Ball
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
In my professional opinion, the passive verification process is too loose. On multiple occassions I have received requests for contact lens prescription verification for individuals who were not patients in the practice. If I failed to respond within 8 business hours, them the right to fill the Rx was granted. Furthermore, I do not believe unbranding contact lenses or increasing contact lens prescription expiration dates is in the best interest of the public's health and wellbeing. Contact lenses are medical devices which carry the risk of potentially sight threatening adverse events when used improperly. Lastly, I feel that contact lens prescriptions should be required to list the quanity of lenses to be dispensed similiar to existing requirements for prescription drugs. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the FCLCA.