16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
I am writing in opposition of the proposed legislation requiring patients to sign a form verifying a contact lens prescription was released. With the passage of the current Contact Lens law requiring verification. this seems an unnecessary and time consuming process for patients and practioners because patient are not required to present a written contact lens prescription when ordering. If a written prescription was required I can see the benefit to the patient but this is not the case. The patient knows his prescription because it is labeled on the box. So a written prescription would not give any additional information. As an optometrist my staff and I have been diligent to work with the current verification process and believe most of my colleagues have made a good will attempt to comply with this law. I do not feel that adding another law would serve the public any better than the current one. I feel this new legislation would simply waste paper and add unnecessary burden to the staff and patient by adding more document for them to read and sign.