Letters to the FTC

Members of Congress, health care professionals, and industry experts are voicing their concerns with proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule that would unfairly burden doctors of optometry without improving patient safety. Read letters to the Federal Trade Commission that urge the group to reconsider these changes and to crack down on online contact lens retailers that illegally sell lenses without requiring a prescription.

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Rep. Roe Letter to the FTC

Rep. David P. Roe, M.D. sent a letter to the FTC, asking it to reconsider proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule that would impose... Read more
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Sen. Heinrich Letter to the FTC

Senator Martin Heinrich wrote a letter to the FTC voicing his concerns that the proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule would unfairly burden small optometry... Read more
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California Democrats Send Letter to FTC

California Democrats in the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Commissioner of the FTC, urging the commission to reconsider proposed changes to the... Read more
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Rep. Denham Letter to the FTC

Rep. Jeff Denham led 7 members of Congress in a letter to the FTC. The Congressmen emphasize the unfair burdens to doctors of optometry and... Read more
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Sen. Heitkamp Letter to the FTC

Senator Heidi Heitkamp sent a letter to the FTC raising concerns about online contact lens distributors not requiring customers to have a valid prescription. Senator... Read more
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John Hoeven Congressional Letter to the FTC

Senator John Hoeven wrote a letter to the FTC voicing his concerns that the proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule would unfairly burden small... Read more
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David Perdue Congressional Letter to the FTC

Senator David Perdue wrote a letter to the FTC urging that they reconsider their proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule that would unnecessarily hinder... Read more
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National Consumers League Recommends Rule Change

The Executive Director of the National Consumers League wrote a letter to the FTC, recommending that the agency requires all contact lens prescribers to post a... Read more
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Rand Paul Congressional Letter to the FTC

Senator Rand Paul wrote a letter to the FTC voicing his concerns with the proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule and the unfair burden... Read more
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Raising Questions with the FTC

Former FTC Commissioner Andrew J. Strenio sent a letter to the current FTC administration questioning inconsistencies in methodology regarding an "investigation" of California signage requirement... Read more

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