16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00073

Submission Number:
00073
Commenter:
Richard Poole
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
I have been buying eyeglasses online for several years now and appreciate the greater convenience, lower prices and increased choice it gives me. One frustration I have had is that some opthamologists have declined to provide pupillary distance measurements along with refraction information. I believe competition among eyeglass providers would be enhanced by requiring this information be provided. I have heard comments from opticians that their services are necessary to ensure a proper fit. Based on approximately 5 years of experience, and many pairs of glasses, I believe that this assertion is untrue. Thank you. Richard Poole Wilmington, North Carolina