16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00561

Submission Number:
00561
Commenter:
Michael Bywater
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
Unlike prescriptions for pharmaceuticals which are captured by the pharmacy, prescriptions for eyewear are not captured by those filling them. Prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses can be filled over and over again. I provide prescriptions for eyewear as required however, my concerns include; contact lenses prescriptions being filled beyond their expiration date and whether or not my eyeglass prescriptions get filled accurately. In order to protect my patients (or "consumers" as other entities refer to them) greater oversight is needed on those filling the prescriptions, not those writing them.