16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
If I have to spend anymore time on prescribing glasses than now, I will have to stop doing it. Sometimes glasses prescription exam takes 30 minutes and sometimes patients come back to recheck if new glasses do not work out well. I do not charge for rechecking within 3 months. Some insurances pay only $13 for glasses prescription exam. Good insurances pay $19. They used to pay a lot more. Every year we are required to do more, but get paid less. I will not provide glasses prescription service if I have to check inter pupillary distance. Currently opticians check it when they make glasses.