16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00578

Submission Number:
00578
Commenter:
A Reid
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
Comment on Eyeglass Rule, 16 CFR Part 456, Project No. R511996 Last time I had an eye exam my doctor told me "your prescription probably won't change again until you need reading glasses" I have worn glasses for 20 years, I can tell when my perscription needs updating. My prescription was still great. However, I was recently unable to purchase a new pair of glasses because this advice was more than a year old. I made an appointment for an eye exam, was told my eyes had barely changed, and again that they were unlikely to do so until I needed reading glasses in a decade or so. I was fortunate to be able to address this with relatively little difficulty, but at other times in my life and for other people, particularly those with unstable health insurance, being able to get an exam poses more of a barrier. I believe a perscription should be good for more than a single year, if nothing in an individuals' medical history indicated a need for more frequent reviews.