FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
As an optometrist I have seen several patients that were wearing poor fitting contact lenses and now have permanent damage to their corneas and will never be corrected to 20/20. Some of these patients are as young as 15 years old. Just yesterday I had a 30 year old diabetic patient that felt her eyes were ok and just wanted a refill on her contacts and she noticed 3 weeks ago that she had a white spot on her right cornea. On exam this patient had acanthameoba keratits and is now at risk of blindness. Her diabetic condition has left her with less nerve sensitivity and she was unaware of her potentially blinding infection. Patients like this are going to be very compromised and end up with total vision loss without regulations on contact lenses.