16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
As defined, contact lenses are medical devices. Allowing for a patient to uploading/free type a prescription in to a website without verification is exactly like walking into a pharmacy and simply asking for a certain drug. Just as drug abusers exist, so do contact lens abusers. Contact lens abuse can lead to infection, abnormal tissue growth, and/or vision disturbance from incorrect prescriptions or a non-prescribed brand.