Hey Doc, What About That Online Eye Exam?

I’m proud to say that I am a member of the American Optometric Association and completely support their view regarding online eye exams. Opternative is the main player on the topic of online eye exams and they basically just do a refraction, determining what is needed for glasses or contacts and no examination of the health of the eye. While sites like Opternative may have parameters as to who should use their services, there are just too many items that are overlooked with this type of impersonal exam. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma can be missed and I really believe that they are doing the public a disservice and putting people at risk. Please check out this article poignantly written.