AOA: Online eye exam “insufficient”
AOA warns public about online eye exams
The AOA is warning consumers about possible risks associated with online refractive eye exams.
Such online sites tout convenience. But any alleged advantages come with risks, the AOA cautions. In a statement, AOA President Mitchell T. Munson, O.D., says the association has received an increasing number of questions about the safety and validity of this type of online test.
The AOA contends that such tests are no substitute for an in-person comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
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