Thursday, September 3, 2015
FTC Put OD and MD Practices Under Microscope
"Eye doctors are coming under the microscope from federal regulators," reports The Hill. "The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering replacing long-standing rules that govern how eye doctors prescribe glasses and contact lenses. The possible changes to the rules come as part of a regulatory review by the agency. The current rules are intended to protect the health of patients’ eyes while giving them more opportunities to bargain-hunt for better prices. Eye doctors can only sell glasses and contacts to patients after they have conducted an eye exam or verified a prescription from another eye doctor. This prevents eye doctors from selling the wrong prescription to their patients." Read more.