16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996 #00814

Submission Number:
00814
Commenter:
Linda Fitzgerald
State:
Ohio
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 456 ; Agency Information Collection Activities: Review; Comment Request Ophthalmic Practice Rule (Eyeglass Rule): FTC Project No. R511996
As a licensed optician in Ohio, I oppose making a PD part of a doctors written prescription. By requiring the addition of a PD measurement to a doctors prescription, it would force an optician to fill the prescription even if it was incorrect. A trained optician needs to evaluate the vision prescription patient's history and then take the proper measurements. Many Ophthalmologists and doctors do not have necessary instruments to make the correct PD measurement. Thank you, Linda Fitzgerald