Did You Know Online Eye Exams Cannot Replace Your Eye Doctor?

While some individuals may like the idea of obtaining a prescription or purchasing glasses online, they may not understand what they are missing out by not going to their eye doctor. An online eye exam does not evaluate the overall eye health, or detecting conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Online eye exams may potentially be useful if you lose or break your eyewear and cannot schedule to see an eye doctor immediately. However, it is important to be cautious of online exams because it is still relatively new technology and research is limited on the accuracy of these programs. Often times due to poor accuracy of online exams, it can lead to headaches and eyestrain due to incorrect measurements. It is important to have a routine eye exam with a professional to receive full evaluation of your eye health.

Online Exams

• Check visual acuity and determine a glasses prescription

• Exams usually not covered by insurance

Comprehensive Eye Exam in Office

• Check visual acuity, determine glasses and contact lens prescription

• Evaluate overall eye health and detect vision threatening diseases

• Evaluate eye pressures, peripheral vision, color vision, binocular vision

• Treat medical and emergency ocular conditions

• Ability to ask questions face to face

Susan Li