‘FTC at Odds With Congress’ Around New Contact Lens Rule

August 20, 2020

Vision MondayThe Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) reacted strongly this week after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to publish the new Contact Lens Rule in the Federal Register. The new CL Rule was posted for public inspection on Friday, Aug. 14 and published in the Federal Register on Monday, Aug. 17. As a result of this federal notice, the controversial changes to the CL Rule will now go into effect 60 days after the official publication date, according to APS. This would make the effective date of the requirements outlined in the new CL Rule on or about Oct. 17.

In a statement, APS said it will “urge Congress to take action to protect patients from the troubling aspects of this Rule.”

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