16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00567

Submission Number:
00567
Commenter:
Deborah Fyffe
State:
South Carolina
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
Measuring interpupillary distance is not in the purview and training of an ophthalmologist. Those measurements are routinely performed by an optician who is trained to fit spectacles to the patients' optical centers. This is not part of the medical exam of the eyes and should not be required by an ophthalmologist.