The Coalition for Patient Vision Safety recently met with Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to discuss the agency’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. First issued in 2004, the Rule increases patients’ ability to shop around when buying contact lenses.
Building upon the Coalition’s comments submitted in January, members raised concerns with passive-verification robocalls, excessive-quantity sales, and lens substitution—all which could place patients’ eye health in jeopardy. Members also cited how the proposed rule overlooks current predatory actions of some online contact retailers.
The Coalition remains dedicated to protecting the well-being of all patients. Its goal is to ensure that people use contact lenses—a type of medical device—safely and appropriately to achieve the best outcomes possible.
As conversations continue around modernizing the Contact Lens Rule, the Coalition looks forward to collaborating with all stakeholders involved, including Congress, for a common sense solution.
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