Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Circumventing Visiting an Eye Doctor?
Opternative has "created an online eye test, all but cutting out the eye doctor entirely. 'The eye exam has evolved,' the company touts," reports The Week. "All you need to take the test is a computer, a smartphone, and 12 feet of space to put between you and your computer screen. A series of shapes, numbers, and letters will appear and your smartphone guides you through questions and serves as a remote control for selecting answers. Once the test is over, your results are sent to a licensed ophthalmologist for review. If everything looks normal, he or she writes you a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, which you can have filled anywhere. The process costs $40 for glasses or contacts, $60 for both. No copays or unexpected appointment fees. It's quick and convenient." Read more.