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How does an online vision test work?

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Some websites offer tests just to check your vision. If you get results that say you might have a problem, it will be up to you to see an eye doctor. Other websites offer prescriptions for glasses and contacts based on the results of your tests. An eye doctor in your state will check over your results and email you a prescription. Then you can order glasses or contacts online. Not every state will allow you to get an eye prescription this way.

The websites that offer prescriptions will charge a fee. Chances are your vision or health insurance won’t cover it. It might be cheaper for you to use your insurance to see an eye doctor. Check your plan to see what it covers.

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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