Dr. Masoud Nafey, OD, FAAO

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How the FTC's New Contact Lens Rule Affects ODs

Posted by Dr. Masoud Nafey, OD, FAAO on Mon, Jul 06, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

The Federal Trade Commission just instated a final ruling that requires prescribers to obtain confirmation from their patients that they have received their contact lens (CL) prescription through digital or printed receipts as well as provide additional copies of the prescriptions when the patient requests.

For many optometrists, the optical dispensary is a big part of our practice revenue. When our contact lens capture rate is low or our sales are not keeping up with previous months, it can be a big stress for our team and business. While we recognize this FTC rule will cause frustrations for both patients and eyecare professionals, we want to make adjustments easier for Uprise EHR & PM customers.

Keep reading to see how exactly the new change affects eyecare practices and how Uprise can reduce disruptions to your workflow and make CL prescriptions accessible for patients.

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