16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00531

Submission Number:
00531
Commenter:
S Pauly
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 have been an employee of Warby Parker for 1 year but have been a glasses wearer for 5. The fact that optometrists are able deny access to prescription eyewear providers located outside of their office seems counterintuitive. Optometrists should not have a monopoly on where their patients buy prescription glasses, especially in the 21st century where there are plenty of more competitive venues to shop. Optometrists should be obligated to provide prescriptions to reputable vendors within a timely manner.