FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule #3271

Submission Number:
3271
Commenter:
Margot Shipley
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State:
California
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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 a doctor of optometry practicing essential front line health and vision care in my beloved community of Santa Rosa California. Please join me in realizing that there is no justification for thsee new paperwork and document storage requirements as your misguided contact lens rule is proposing. This is a misguided, labor-intensive, and confusing process not only for patients but also for practitioners and their offices. Moreover retailers are allowed to blatantly violate laws and operate unchecked. Your agencies complaint data confirms this. Members of Congress have recognized this and FTC officials have confirmed this through the passage of legislation (Public Law 115-141. Many consultants have been paid to voice unfounded claims about why you should continue with the proposed rule. Please listen to the nations experts- the eye doctors and other public health leaders- and recognize that contact lenses are a medical device. Please join with the FDA and CDC and make quality care and patient health and safety a priority. Sincerely, Dr. Margot Shipley