FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
We currently give contact Rx to patients and they can purchase them anywhere they wish. This rule add to the already burdensome financial burdens place on doctors by the government and does not lower the cost to patient or reduce access to thier Rx. The things that have happened by directing patients to internet contacts is increased eye infections, increased corneal ulcers, increased GPC requiring discontinuation of wear. This occurs because of improper dispensing of the Rx, incorrect filling of Rx, contact dispensers changing the Rx, and patients over wear of the Rx. You are doing nothing to fix the threat to patients eyesight with a rule like this, you are encouraging them to risk eyesight loss without them understanding the risk. Contacts are already dirt cheap but the cost of treating the complications for the patient and insurance companies is expensive. This is an unnecessary rule that adds burden on the doctors and continues to escalate the risk of infections and eyesight loss for the patients. Please do not enact this rule.