Is an Online Vision Test Accurate?

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EyeQue Team

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June 25, 2019

Online vision test

If you are considering taking an online vision test, you may be wondering if these tests can provide accurate results. In between comprehensive eye exams with your eye doctor, online vision tests can help track any vision changes that occur over time.

Most online vision tests are visual acuity tests. They typically test your vision at a 20-foot distance with a simulated eye chart. The results of these tests are then compared to an existing prescription. There are lots of restrictions to who can use these services. If you don’t have an existing prescription, then you can’t use the service. This is because these tests only verify if you can achieve 20/20 vision with your current prescription.

EyeQue is the only company that offers at-home vision testing solutions. These include measuring refractive error to track your vision changes over time. EyeQue’s refractive vision testing products provide the EyeGlass Numbers you can use to order a new pair of glasses.

Fast Facts About EyeQue Technology 

  1. In a recent survey, nearly 90% of people who used their EyeGlass Numbers® to order glasses said they were the same or better than their previous glasses.
  2. Our newest vision testing tool the EyeQue VisionCheck® won a 2019 CES Innovation Award in the “Tech for a Better World” category.
  3. Our refractive testing devices, the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker® and the EyeQue VisionCheck, are FDA class I registered ophthalmic refractometers.

At-Home Vision Test Options Versus Online Vision Test Options

Here’s a breakdown of EyeQue’s various at-home testing tools:

  • Insight— Perfect for families with children, this affordable tool is a visual acuity screener. It lets you test the accuracy of your prescription glasses or contacts, so you know when it’s time to update your EyeGlass Numbers. The kids’ mode helps your children test their vision with a fun game. Insight also screens for color blindness and contrast sensitivity.
  • Personal Vision Tracker— For those who need vision correction, the Personal Vision Tracker can determine the EyeGlass Numbers you need so you can place your next order for new glasses.
  • VisionCheck— Our most advanced testing tool which is more accurate and faster than ever so you can order your new glasses with confidence.
  • PDCheck— Get your pupillary distance measurement before ordering eyeglasses to ensure the lenses are positioned correctly for your eyes.
  • Color Blind Test (Free!) — Take our free online color blind test to find out what form of color blindness you may have and how this could impact your vision.

The Insight, Personal Vision Tracker, and VisionCheck at-home vision tests will securely store your vision results online. This means that you can keep track of how your vision changes over time.

Try the Award-Winning VisionCheck

“[R]esults have been relatively consistent, and surprisingly accurate. VisionCheck even detected very mild -0.25 astigmatism in one eye that only one doctor in the past has included in my refraction. The clarity of the glasses I ordered with the VC numbers is excellent.”


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