FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule #2813

Submission Number:
2813
Commenter:
Weslie Hamada
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State:
Florida
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FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
I am in support of : comprehensive eye exams with contact lens fitting yrly. No substitute RX. I have seen complications first hand of patients that ordered contacts online that were seen by me for an eye infection. I have seen patients that were ordering contacts online and by passed a comprehensive eye exam and had a retinal detachment and diabetic complications bc an online retailer did not examine the eyes. There are many complications that can go undetected and can be preventable with proper care. Doesn't mean that customers can not purchases contacts online, but the way the regulation is now, allows for unsafe practices.