16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
Every contact lens patient I see is given their prescription and knows they can buy lenses where ever they choose. A lot do go elsewhere. I oppose the new FTC proposal that would require all contact lens wearing patients sign an acknowledgement of receipt of a contact lens prescription and that I keep this form on file for years. This requirement would only add yet one more undue burden of red tape and do nothing to protect the safety and health of my patients. This makes good and ethical doctors feel penalized in a severe and ongoing way. I respectfully request that the Commission look again at the costly impact of this burdensome proposal and, in doing so, give new and careful consideration to how it will harm tens of thousands of small and mid-sized eye care practices in communities across our country and serve as the basis for an utterly false and hostile presumption for my patients.