SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims LensCrafters' Accufit measuring system "does not deliver what it promises."

Kathleen Infante filed a complaint on behalf of herself and others similarly situated on Sept. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Luxottica Retail North America, doing business as LensCrafters, alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she purchased eyeglasses from the defendant and was measured with the Accufit Digital Measurement System. The suit states the defendant advertises that the accuracy of the Accufit system is "five times more" precise than traditional methods, but the plaintiff claims that the defendant still uses decades-old technology when manufacturing glasses.

"Indeed, Lenscrafters’ Accufit system provides no more accuracy in manufacturing prescription eyeglasses than when measuring PD (pupillary distance) with a standard ruler," the suit states.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks restitution, disgorgement, compensatory and actual damages, statutory damages, penalties, treble damages, interest, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Theodore J. Leopold, Andrew N. Friedman, Geoffrey A. Graber and Sally M. Handmaker of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC in Washington, D.C. and Charles P. Reichmann of Law Offices of Charles Reichmann in Kensington, California.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-05145-SK

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