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Board of Optometry
Petition 322
Petition Information
Petition Title Restriction on number of contact lenses per prescription
Date Filed 4/22/2020    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner David Haine 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 45 to include the number of contact lenses that can be dispensed from a prescription for contact lenses.

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published in the Register of Regulations on May 25, 2020 with comment requested until June 24, 2020. The Board will consider all comments and the petition and decide whether to initiate rulemaking at its next meeting scheduled for July 17, 2020.

Comment Period Ended 6/24/2020
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 7/30/2020
Agency Decision Summary

The Board discussed the request to amend regulations to add a requirement to include the total number of lenses on a prescription and voted not to initiate rulemaking. The Board concurred with the comment from the National Association of Optometrists and Opticians that it is contrary to the spirit of Federal Trade Commission law and rules. Additionally, the regulation would be very difficult to monitor or enforce.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
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