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    Petition for people who wear glasses

    I'm not sure if petitions are effective, but hopefully this one will be and save us time and money.

    The petition statement reads:

    "We, the undersigned, call on the General Optical Council (GOC) to take one simple step to give us, the consumers, a fairer deal and greater choice when buying our prescription glasses.

    Under current GOC regulations, a prescription for glasses is not required to provide one crucial piece of information: the Pupillary Distance or PD, which is the distance between the centres of the patient’s pupils as illustrated above.

    This measurement is essential to ensure that the optical centres of the lenses in your new glasses are perfectly aligned with your pupils, so as to provide maximum comfort and effectiveness.

    Although consumers can, if necessary, measure their own PD, there is no legitimate reason for eye-care professionals to omit this measurement from the eye test prescription.


    This is an unethical and anti-competitive practice and places an unnecessary obstacle in the way of patients who wish to exercise their freedom of choice and shop around for their glasses, especially if they want to take advantage of competitive prices from online suppliers.

    In the interests of consumer choice, ethical professional practice and patient welfare, we call on the GOC to add the PD measurement to optical prescription forms without delay."

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    11 Comments

    why the petition...when I went to specsavers for my test I was going to get my glasses online he did the test...didnt measure the PD so I asked him, he did it and gave it to me. Not particularly hard to ask for it

    that has to be the most boring petition ever, thankfully I train my eyes everyday by looking at stuff so I don't need bespectacles.

    SuperEd

    cant read this...let me just go get me glasses.....

    Original Poster

    ants97

    that has to be the most boring petition ever, thankfully I train my eyes … that has to be the most boring petition ever, thankfully I train my eyes everyday by looking at stuff so I don't need bespectacles.



    I look at stuff all day too, but still need them.

    Predikuesi

    I look at stuff all day too, but still need to them.



    obviously you don't look hard enough:{

    for the love of god, this crappy site is ruining my schnizzle, smilies not working again and I still cant edit the above post to remove the failed smilie which looks as if I've just pressed random crap on my keyboard.

    Banned

    wan GOC is starting a petition against glasses?

    Original Poster

    ants97

    for the love of god, this crappy site is ruining my schnizzle, smilies … for the love of god, this crappy site is ruining my schnizzle, smilies not working again and I still cant edit the above post to remove the failed smilie which looks as if I've just pressed random crap on my keyboard.



    Working ok for me and I haven't even got my glasses on

    casparwhite

    wan GOC is starting a petition against glasses?



    you mean gok wan? lol

    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1664/gokwanmain465432a.jpg

    Live long and prosper gok.
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