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Can I use an online vision test instead of going to the eye doctor?

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These eye tests can be helpful in some situations, like if you break or lose your glasses when you’re far from home and you need a prescription to get new ones. But they can’t replace regular visits to your eye doctor. Online tests don’t check the health of your eyes. They can’t tell you if you have a condition that can threaten your sight, like cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. If you think you have an infection or you’ve injured your eyes, you should see an eye doctor.

From: Can I Test My Vision Online? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Allaboutvision.com: “Why An Online Eye Test Can’t Replace Your Eye Doctor.”

Essilor.com: “Test Your Vision.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Getting A Glasses Prescription Online: What You Should Know.”

Opternative.com: “Eligibility Details.”

American Optometric Association: “Online Eye Tests.”

USC Roski Eye Institute: “How Reliable Are Online Eye Exams?”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on June 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Allaboutvision.com: “Why An Online Eye Test Can’t Replace Your Eye Doctor.”

Essilor.com: “Test Your Vision.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Getting A Glasses Prescription Online: What You Should Know.”

Opternative.com: “Eligibility Details.”

American Optometric Association: “Online Eye Tests.”

USC Roski Eye Institute: “How Reliable Are Online Eye Exams?”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on June 02, 2019

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