16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00794

Submission Number:
00794
Commenter:
Kelly Fair
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
I have had many problems in the past with my doctor writing "expires __1 year__" on my prescription, forcing me to go back and get my eyes checked a year later. At the time, before my job at WP, this was very difficult for me since I didn't have eye insurance, and as a full time student and a part time employee, this became costly. Over the past 4 years, my prescription has barely changed, and over 2 years it didn't change at all. It's disheartening to have "expires in one year" on a prescription, and not be able to get new glasses until I go in and get an eye exam. It is even more disheartening to go get that eye exam and find that my prescription didn't change at all. I propose that a doctor can't write a prescription for 1-2 years without having medical justification. Thank you for your time.