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Frequently Asked Questions
What Constitutes a Prescription for Eye Glasses?
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rules under Title 16, a prescription is the written specifications for lenses for eyeglasses which are derived from an eye examination, including all of the information specified by state law, if any, necessary to obtain lenses for eyeglasses. The definition of a prescription for lenses for eyeglasses under the New Hampshire statutes, RSA 327-A, means a dated and signed, written or oral direction not more than 24 months old from an ophthalmologist or optometrist for therapeutic or corrective lenses which state the prescribed refractive power and when necessary, the vertex distance, cylinder axis, and prism. The oral prescription must be recorded and kept on file for one year by the ophthalmic dispenser.

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