16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00149

Submission Number:
00149
Commenter:
Ambur Dickens
State:
Virginia
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 information on my original prescription and refused to do so unless I was purchasing my glasses through his office. This is like a doctor prescribing a medication but withholding dosage information unless you buy it through him at a marked-up price. I firmly believe that a PD is a part of the medical necessity of an eyeglass prescription and that the prescribing doctor should be required to provide it. Thank you!