Comments to Federal Trade Commission on Proposed Contact Lens Rule Amendment

Robert D. Atkinson January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017

In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, ITIF commends the proposed amendment to the contact lens rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for period of not less than three years. ITIF fully supports the proposed rule as it will impose little burden on prescribers but will give patients stronger and more enforceable rights to exercise choice in their purchase of contact lenses while at the same time providing a means to better assess prescriber’s compliance with the original contact lens rule.