16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I believe that a contact lens is a medical device prescribed specifically for a patient to meet the best needs of that patient. Giving a company the right to substitute or change the parameters of a medical prescription is not healthy for the patient and has the potential to adversely affect the patient's eyes. I feel that a contact lens prescription must have written consent from the doctor prescribing. The doctor is responsible for the health of that patient and the contact lens that is prescribed. Allowing someone other than the doctor to change that prescription effectively voids the professional treatment and voids the prescription. I also feel that glasses prescriptions must be held to a higher standard if they are being filled by a party other than the doctor that wrote the prescription. I agree that there should be a choice for the customer on where they want to get glasses. I disagree that getting a prescription from a computer program is the same as an comprehensive eye exam.