16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00231

Submission Number:
00231
Commenter:
Reeds
State:
New York
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 follow a time-consuming process online that told me my approximate PD, but only with the use of a credit card and access to a webcam (to measure distance magnetically), but that was a clunky, imperfect, roundabout, and, for many, I imagine, an inaccessible method of obtaining it. Ultimately, the process took longer than it needed to. It seems strange to me that when I order my contacts, all measurements come with my prescription, but not for my eyeglasses.