Draper, Utah – 1-800 Contacts strongly disagrees with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) contention that settlement agreements designed to protect its trademark hinder competition. 1-800 Contacts is confident in its legal position and will vigorously defend its intellectual property rights in response to the administrative complaint filed today by the FTC.
1-800 Contacts has a long history of advocating for increased competition and consumer rights, including championing the passage of the landmark Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act of 2003 that increased convenience and lowered prices for consumers, and opposing recent price fixing by manufacturers. 1-800 Contacts strongly believes in a competitive contact lens marketplace and will continue to be a leading advocate for providing consumers with more choice, greater convenience and lower prices.
Through its award-winning website, www.1800contacts.com, and its easy-to-remember, toll-free telephone number “1-800 CONTACTS” (1-800-266-8228), 1-800 Contacts has served more than 10 million customers by providing consumers with quality contact lenses in a convenient, cost-effective manner. The lenses 1-800 Contacts sells are the exact same lenses being sold by optometrists. All lenses 1-800 Contacts sells are FDA-approved for sale in the United States. 1-800 Contacts consistently verifies prescriptions for all orders in adherence with the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act.