FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
Offices are already legally obligated to give patients their prescriptions if asked for. If passed, this rule would create more work in the office as well as potentially cause harm to patients. Patients are not educated on the different types of contact lenses like Dr.s are. If handing all patients their contact lens prescriptions, it will enhance the online contact lens stores. Online stores already allow patients to purchase lenses that are not what their Dr.'s have prescribed. These wrong orders can lead to many complications with the eye that can then lead to blindness if left untreated. Patients should know and trust that their Dr. is going to prescribe and order the correct contact lenses for them.