Contact Lens Consumer Act Amendment
Beginning October 16, 2020 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Final Amendment for the Contact Lens Consumer Act takes effect.
The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act gives people the right to comparison shop when buying contact lenses. The new amendment provides consumers easy access to their contact lens prescription by:
- Requiring lens prescribers to automatically provide a copy of a patient’s contact lens prescription after the lens fitting.
- Enabling the prescription to be sent to the patient digitally.
- Ability to Request an additional prescription copy within 40-business hours of the lens fitting appointment.