June 25, 2019
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.
Here’s a breakdown of EyeQue’s various at-home testing tools:
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.
“[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.”