(225 ILCS 83/20)
Nonresident mail-order ophthalmic
(a) The Department shall require and provide for an annual registration for
all mail-order ophthalmic providers located outside of this State, including
those providing services via the Internet, that dispense
contact lenses to Illinois residents. A mail-order ophthalmic provider's
registration shall be
granted by the Department upon the disclosure and certification by a mail-order
ophthalmic provider of all of the following:
(1) That it is licensed or registered to distribute
contact lenses in the state in which the dispensing facility is located and from which the contact lenses are dispensed, if required.
(2) The location, names, and titles of all principal
corporate officers and the person who is responsible for overseeing the dispensing of contact lenses to residents of this State.
(3) That it complies with all lawful directions and
appropriate requests for information from the appropriate agency of each state in which it is licensed or registered.
(4) That it will respond directly to all
communications from the Department concerning emergency circumstances arising from the dispensing of contact lenses to residents of this State.
(5) That it maintains its records of contact lenses
dispensed to residents of this State so that the records are readily retrievable.
(6) That it cooperates with the Department in
providing information to the appropriate agency of the state in which it is licensed or registered concerning matters related to the dispensing of contact lenses to residents of this State.
(7) That it conducts business in a manner that
conforms with Section 10 of this Act.
(8) That it provides a toll-free telephone service
for responding to patient questions and complaints during its regular hours of operation. The toll-free number shall be included in literature provided with mailed contact lenses. All questions relating to eye care for the lenses prescribed shall be referred back to the contact lens prescriber.
(9) That it provides the following or a substantially
equivalent written notification to the patient whenever contact lenses are supplied: WARNING: IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS REMOVE YOUR LENSES IMMEDIATELY AND CONSULT YOUR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE WEARING YOUR LENSES AGAIN: UNEXPLAINED EYE DISCOMFORT, WATERING, VISION CHANGE, OR REDNESS.
(b) The Department shall provide a copy of this Act and its rules, and the
Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987 and its rules, with each application
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)