16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
To the question of whether the pupillary distance measurement should be part of the eyeglasses "prescription", I say NO. This measurement is not a pertinent measurement on any state's eye examination record because it is not an eye health finding like eye pressure, pupil response, or confrontation fields. Requiring the doctor's office to take the measurements will take up extra time. Pupillary distance measurements should be part of the eyeglasses selection process. By NOT requiring pupillary distance measurement to be part of the "prescription", the benefit to consumers outweighs the inconvenience because eye care professionals can ensure the prescription and frame style will work with the consumers' face/features.