16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00563

Submission Number:
00563
Commenter:
Ditmore
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
Hi there, I'd like to give you my thoughts on Eyeglass Rule, 16 CFR Part 456, Project No. R511996. As a lifelong wearer of glasses, I have grown weary of unnecessary annual trips to update my prescription. My prescription has barely changed over ten years, and when it has, I'm the one who has noticed it first (not the doctor). This rule is such a joke that most Lens Crafters locations I know of don't even adhere to the guidelines. That having been said, they are selling an overpriced service, and I've recently come to love Warby Parker. Warby, as a newcomer to the industry, is of course following the rules very carefully. The idea that I have to wait for my health insurance to kick in at my new job, just to go out and get a pair of $100 frames with lenses is absolutely ridiculous. In particular because I missed the 365 day deadline by a week or two. The rule needs to be revised - 3 years makes sense. An annual eye exam for the average person is completely unnecessary. If I am able to drive to the store, walk in, read the prices, and ask the clerk for a new pair of glasses, I should be able to use the same prescription I am currently wearing - it is clearly working. This isn't rocket science.