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Are online eye tests any good?

Are Online Eye Tests Any Good

Have you considered getting online eye tests? The idea of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor may sound appealing. Before ditching the traditional eye exams, there are a few things you need to know!

Online Eye Tests

The most important thing to know about online eye tests is they do not evaluate the health of your eyes. Even if they are called “online eye exams,” these exams only measure your visual acuity and refractive error. Some online eye tests can check for contrast sensitivity and color blindness. However, none of this can tell the health of your eyes.

The only way to know the complete health of your eyes is through eye exams with your doctor. During an eye exam, your doctor can detect vision-threatening conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. Early detection of these conditions can prevent vision loss and blindness.

Know The Risks:

  • Online eye exams cannot detect eye diseases
  • Improper testing can occur due to error or misreading instructions
  • Higher chance of getting incorrect prescription due to self-administered the eye test
  • If you think the prescription is incorrect, your only option is to pay again and retake the test
  • An eyecare professional is not present to answer questions or concerns

Validation of Online Eye Tests

The results of online eye tests have not been guaranteed to be accurate measures of your prescription. Due to this being relatively new technology, there have not been enough studies to determine the reliability and validity of online eye tests.

Additionally, many online eye tests say their technology is suitable only for people between the ages 18 and 40 who are in good health. The limitations of the eye test raise concerns to the overall validity of the test. For these reasons, we do not recommend them as your sole option for your receiving your prescription.

The best way to ensure your eyes are healthy, you receive the correct prescription, and get answers to all your questions is through face-to-face eye exams with your eye doctor. Our staff of trained eyecare professionals will help you through every step of the process. Our office is here to address any questions or concerns you may have.

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Welcome to The Eye Care Center! Our practice proudly serves the Edmond, Oklahoma City, and greater metro areas with the highest quality service and a friendly staff. Our team takes great pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care through the use of the latest technology for eyeglasses, contact lenses, diagnosing cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases, including LASIK and other eye surgery procedures.

Our expert optometrists and experienced staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options, and provide the highest quality eye care available.

Built on the foundation of patient convenience and satisfaction, The Eye Care Center is here to serve all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof. Come visit our modern facility, friendly doctors and staff!

Our Mission To You

Our office is committed to providing comprehensive eye care of the highest quality to you, your family and our community. We promise to thoroughly explain your eye health status and vision needs with an emphasis on preventative care, resulting in an enhanced quality of life. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect.

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