16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
Any amendments to the current FTC a rule are unnecessary and would only cause confusion. The current rules require we as professionals give all necessary information to our patients/clients at time of exam should they choose to shop for their glasses at other providers even online providers. Making an amendment to adjust exam expiration dates to two years is dangerous to a persons healthy vision. Many already wait longer than they should and requiring doctors to make exams a two year prescription so people have time to shop around is completely unnecessary as well as unsafe. As an owner of a private practice I do my best to support eye health as well as affordable eyewear. Requiring us by law to do what we already seek to do on a daily basis is an insult to us as educated professionals but also as business professionals.