16 CFR Part 315; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request; Contact Lens Rule: FTC Project No. R511995
It's ill advisable to avoid the expertise of an optician or doctor in ordering glasses. It's no different than avoiding a pharmacist for medications. It's illegal to do so. There's no quality assurance and no accountability on the manufacturer to assume the RX is correct or valid. It allows the patient to be the doctor when avoiding the optician to take measurements and advise them on the best products. It's blatant disregard for a patients welfare when the FTC allows people to be their own optician/doctor. In fact, it's a crime in most states. There's is no need to avoid opticals just because the "cost is too high." There are plenty of programs in place to make eyewear affordable. Manufacturers and opticals constantly offer rebates and deals to help those in need. Anyone who states that optical eyewear is too costly undervalues the protection and services of doctors and opticians. It would be more costly to correct those mistakes when people avoid their care.