An online eye exam is not as effective as an in-person comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist, explains the American Optometric Association. This is because online eye exams focus on refraction only and do not crit... More » Health Vision

It is possible to take an eye exam online through a vision website to receive a general diagnosis, notes Sites such as and help give patients an idea of whether or not they need to ... More » Health Vision

Eye exam charts, or Snellen eye charts, are available online at the websites of Vision Source or Disabled World. Vision Source has one eye chart available for print, whereas Disabled World has four printable eye charts. More » Health Vision
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