16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I don't feel requiring a signature to verify receipt of contact lens prescription will be beneficial to either the patient or the practice. It will add time to check-out and be another signature that patients will have to provide and most aren't thrilled with signing paperwork already. Requiring a signature will require more paper used (some practices do not have means of electronic signatures yet), space to file the paperwork, and time used to print the necessary paperwork that could otherwise be used to do more essential tasks such as pulling insurance authorizations and answering phones. It seems like a waste of time that will cause more stress than it would do any good. If a patient wants a copy of their prescription and has misplaced it we gladly print another copy for them. A signature saying they received it means nothing.