Contact FTC

Tell the Federal Trade Commission You Support Its Pro-Consumer Proposal to Update the Contact Lens Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed adding a new requirement under the Contact Lens Rule that optometrists obtain a signed acknowledgement when the patient receives their prescription after a contact lens fitting. While this may seem like a small change, this step would in fact mark a major victory for contact lens consumers. It would help ensure that optometrists comply with their legal requirement to release prescriptions, allowing contact lens wearers to shop for lenses from alternative retailers, And it would help maintain freedom of choice and convenience in the contact lens market, and help keep prices low.

The FTC is expected to decide whether to move forward with the requirement in the spring or summer of 2017.

Let the FTC know that you and other contact lens consumers support this proposed change!