16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00118

Submission Number:
00118
Commenter:
Ron Capurso III
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
My comment is in regard to Eyeglass Rule, 16 CFR Part 456, Project No. R511996 I have been wearing glasses for well over a decade. I have always found it infuriating that my doctor has control over where I purchase my eyewear. On several occasions my doctor has failed to respond to requests from eyeglass retailers, resulting in me having to wait many extra days to get a pair of glasses. Last year, my only pair of glasses broke and I went to a 1 hour lens retailer. My doctor refused to cooperate and send over my prescription. I had to go without glasses for three days until we could sort out the issue, making it difficult to do my job as a school teacher. I hope you consider expanding my freedom and allowing me control over my eye health.