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What do you need about online vision test?

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You can take these tests on your computer or smartphone. They can examine:

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. They’re not a substitute for regular visits to your eye doctor. Online tests check only your vision, and can’t tell if you have glaucoma, cataracts, and other signs of eye disease or injury.

  • How sharp your vision is
  • If you have astigmatism, a condition that can make things blurry or stretched
  • How sensitive your eyes are to light
  • If you have color-blindness, meaning you can’t see colors correctly

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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