16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00034

Submission Number:
00034
Commenter:
Janeice DeLisle
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
I'd like to comment on Eyeglass Rule, 16 CFR Part 456, Project No. R511996. I work for Warby Parker, where most people order glasses online - which requires you to provide a PD, which most doctors don't provide on original prescriptions. It seems strange to me that when people order contacts, all measurements come with their prescription, but not for their eyeglasses. We also call doctors for the patient and verify prescriptions, just like other opticals do for contacts. But some doctors never call us back. So basically, the doctor is holding their medical information from us and not letting the patient buy glasses from a place they choose? That doesn't seem right. I also feel that that a doctor shouldn't write a prescription for 1-2 years without having medical justification - I'm confident that anyone can self-determine when they should go get their eyes checked, just like they do for every other aspect of their health. Thank you.