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.


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

Lance-Rush Congressional Letter to the FTC

Over 50 members of Congress joined Reps. Leonard Lance and Bobby Rush in urging the Federal Trade Commission to reconsider proposed changes to the Contact... Read more

Congressional Letter to the FTC on Contact Lens Rule

54 members of Congress sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, voicing concerns about the failures to protect patient health and... Read more

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