FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace And Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
I am an optometrist providing eye care in the town of Windham, Maine. I am writing to object to the proposed contact lens rule because of the undue burden it would place on my practice, as well as my patients. My patients receive a copy of their contact lens prescription at the conclusion of their exam. My research indicates there are few complaints about this nationwide. In a time when we are all trying to keep the cost of health care down, this would require extra exam time, extra staff time, and therefore extra cost. Patients already have to sign HIPPA forms at the beginning of the exam, they are going to object to signing more forms at the end of the exam. In conclusion, this rule serves no purpose except to allow on-line contact lens companies to further dictate what eye doctors do. It does not have the best interest of the patient/consumer in mind.