FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule #2840

Submission Number:
2840
Commenter:
Jilma Ellison
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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
This ruling has a misguided focus. It does not by any means try to protect the health and vision of the patients. Signing or not signing a document does not guarantee that the patient is going to get what we prescribed. On a daily basis I see patients coming to my office with complications or poor vision because they have been ordering and wearing lenses for years without prescription or evaluation of a doctor, because the online companies filled the prescription without a true attempt at verification. The verification process is stacked in their favor for them to do what is most profitable-sell contact lenses without regard to patient well-being. This ruling has nothing to do with fairness to the patient, and everything to do with these online companies controlling the market without supervision or consequences to their actions. Have you ever listen to one of those robotic, indelible, long and unorganized information messages? It is done that way on purpose. If we don't verify the information then they can do as they will. These messages are not constructed like this by chance. Yet here we are creating even more work for the already drown in paperwork physician. Is this going to improve patient care? Nope. It creates more non-patient care tasks and therefore subtracting yet more time for more important task. Money talks and the way nine companies have the money to make ridiculous rules such as this one make it this far. Please put the patient welfare first and online companies profits last when making the decision on this ruling. Dr. J. Ellison