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Who can take online vision tests?

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Online vision tests are meant for healthy adults ages 18 to 39 who:

Even if you are the right age and healthy enough to take an online vision test, you should still get regular eye exams as often as your eye doctor recommends.

  • Already have a prescription for eyeglasses and it’s not very strong
  • Have already had a complete eye exam and know their eyes are healthy
  • Have no risks for eye disease, like diabetes or high blood pressure

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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