Wednesday, April 13, 2016
FTC Warns Prescribers and Sellers about Violation of Contact Lens Rule
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has warned 45 contact lens prescribers and 10 contact lens sellers that they may be violating the agency’s Contact Lens Rule, which helps consumers comparison shop for contact lenses and ensures sales occur only to those with valid prescriptions," writes Legal Newsline. "The rule mandates that prescribers that fit patients for contact lenses give the patients the prescription at the end of the fitting. These prescribers cannot charge additional fees for handing over the prescription, nor can they force a patient to buy contacts directly from them." Read more.