16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00066

Submission Number:
00066
Commenter:
Elicia Bush
State:
Florida
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 recently tried to order glasses online and wasn't able to do so without my PD. Unfortunately, my doctor didn't provide that on my original prescription, so I had to obtain less accurate measurements online using a webcam. Does it seem fair that if I ordered contacts, all measurements come with my prescription but not for my eyeglasses? As a person who finds contacts very difficult to use, it's unfair that if I choose to purchase glasses online I am not permitted to have this critical measurement because physical glasses stores want me to purchase frames from them just because they have the doctor I need.