16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00556

Submission Number:
00556
Commenter:
Colleen Kaulfuss
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
As an optician I am angered that you are suggesting that eyeglasses are too expensive and that we don't allow people to shop around. We never withhold an RX and if asked we do provide the pupillary distance without charge. A pupillary distance is not something the optometrist provides but something a licensed optician measures. Maybe some unethical practices withhold the RX but I don't know of any so this is a waste of the public's time and money.