The Protectionist Barriers Threatening Ocular Telehealth
- 1) Telehealth is an important avenue for greater access to vision care.
- 2) Historically, the contact lens industry has protected eye doctors from competition by requiring patients to buy contact lenses directly from them instead of shopping around.
- 3) The FTC should finalize revisions to the Contact Lens Rule that would protect consumers’ ability to obtain competitively priced contact lenses.
- 4) Lawmakers must oppose ongoing legislation that seeks to protect the industry from competition.