RE: Contact Lens Rule, 16 CFR Part 315, Project No. R511995 Dear FTC Commissioners and Staff,
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) submits the following comments in support of the FederalTrade Commission’s (FTC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Contact Lens Rule (16 CFR Part 315, Project No. R511995) and in response to the questions laid out in the SNPRM that the FTC issued on May 28, 2019.
TPA is a non-profit non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public through the research, analysis and dissemination of information on the government’s effects on the economy. Through blogs, commentaries, and special spending alerts, TPA publishes timely exposes of government waste, fraud, and abuse.
TPA has submitted several letter to the FTC and to Congress over the past few years both individually and as a parter of larger groups and coalitions. Although we are often critical of government overreach and work hard to make government smaller, we believe that the FTC’s proposed Contact Lens rule is a government rule that works for taxpayers and consumers and creates an open and transparent contact lens market in the US where taxpayers have real choice and there is real competition in the marketplace.