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Federal Trade Commission
Notice Announcing Public Workshop and Request For Public Comment

Subject Category: FTC 16 CFR Part 315 Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace and Analyzing Proposed Changes To The Contact Lens Rule
Published: Friday, December 8, 2017 View Notice (PDF) (Download Adobe Reader)
Comments Due: Friday, April 6, 2018

Invitation To Comment:
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") is holding a public workshop relating to its December 7, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") announcing proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. The workshop will explore issues relating to competition in the contact lens marketplace, consumer access to contact lenses, prescription release and portability, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM.

DATES: The public workshop will be held on March 7, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Constitution Center Conference Center, located at 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC. Requests to participate as a panelist must be received by January 5, 2018. Any written comments related to the agenda topics or the issues discussed by the panelists at the workshop must be received by April 6, 2018.

Privacy & Use:
The FTC Act and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. All timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and will be placed on the public record of this proceeding-including on the publicly accessible FTC website at, to the extent practicable. Any information placed in the following fields on this form -- "Title," "First Name," "Last Name," "Organization Name," "State," "Postal Code," "Country," "Comments," and "Attachment" -- will be publicly available on the FTC Web site. Although filling out this comment form is voluntary, the fields marked with an asterisk are required in order for the FTC to fully consider a particular comment. Because comments will be placed on the public record including on the publicly accessible FTC web site, they should not include any sensitive or confidential information. In particular, comments should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual's Social Security Number; date of birth; driver's license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records and other individually identifiable health information. In addition, comments should not include any "[t]rade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential. . . .," as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled "Confidential," and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c).1 As a matter of discretion, the FTC makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC Web site. More information, including other routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC's privacy policy.

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