FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule #3104

Submission Number:
3104
Commenter:
MATTHEW JONES
State:
Arkansas
Initiative Name:
FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
Dear FTC Commissioners: I am an optometrist providing essential eye health and vision care to the delta regions of northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. There is no reason for targeting eye doctors, both optometrists and ophthalmologists, and our patients with new paperwork and document storage requirements as your misguided Contact Lens Rule proposal would do, while the Commission allows retailers who blatantly violate the law to operate unchecked. Your agency's own complaint data confirms that doctors comply with the law. I would invite the FTC to enforce the current contact lens rules on the online retailers as opposed to making new, more restrictive rules on the eye care providers. There are many voices, I am sure, paying consultants to voice unfounded claims about why you should continue with the proposed rule. I urge you to listen to the nation's eye doctors and other public health experts in recognizing contact lenses as a medical device and by joining with the FDA and the CDC in making quality care and patient health and safety a priority in Washington, DC. Sincerely, Matthew Jones, OD President, Arkansas Optometric Association Diplomate, American Board of Optometry