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Mar 8, 2018

FTC Hearing Draws Range of Opinions Around its Plan to Revise Contact Lens Rule

About two dozen speakers, many bringing data, anecdotal evidence and/or alternate ideas, expressed a wide range of views on the contact lens prescription and dispensing process, as well as proposed changes to the current Contact Lens Rule, at a public hearing Wednesday at the Federal Trade Commission. The daylong public workshop was called by the FTC as a way to gather input and to review the state of the contact lens marketplace. The agency is in the midst of considering making significant changes to the Contact Lens Rule, as VMAIL reported earlier this year, as the agency is required to do by statute.

The hearing was held at the FTC’s Constitution Center building and included several panel sessions where speakers were permitted to make an opening statement and then answered questions from FTC staff members.

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