16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
I give all patients copies of their glasses prescription. The pupillary distance has never been part of the prescription. Ophthalmologist do not have the equipment to make this measurement accurately. This is the job of the opticians who make the glasses. It is part of their trading, and the service they offer. I expire my eyeglass prescriptions in one year, as I do not guarantee the accuracy of the prescription for longer then that as peoples change over time their prescription changes. Within that year I will see the patient at no charge to make any adjustments to the prescription. It is not reasonable to offer that for more than a year. If an optician wants to make glasses from an older prescription I do not have an issue with that, but I do no offer free evaluations if the prescription is not right because the patients eyes have changed.