FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule #2835

Submission Number:
2835
Commenter:
Robert Ratzlaff
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State:
New Mexico
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FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to express my concerns with the proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule currently before you. As an optometrist in a rural area and small business owner, the proposed changes will place an undue, unjustified, and unwarranted burden on the efficiency of care I provide to my patients. These changes do not in fact help or protect the patient, but rather the contact lens retailers who continue to laugh in the face of the current rules and laws while they sell product for enormous profit and disregard the welfare of the patient. Increasing the doctors requirements for paperwork further stresses our healthcare system and drastically reduces the efficiency of our primary directive- providing patient care. I do not believe these rule changes with have any positive impact for our patients and will only serve the retailers who continue to sell contact lenses with expired or non-existent prescriptions. Therefore I firmly recommend that you OPPOSE the changes to the Contact Lens Rule and instead seek other means to help our eye physicians serve and protect our patients. Thank you, Robert Ratzlaff, OD