Does the Opternative test my eye health?

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2017 01:45PM CST

We cannot stress this enough - Opternative is not a replacement for a comprehensive eye health examination. Our licensed Ophthalmologists use Opternative’s online technology to evaluate your visual acuity and a portion of your ocular health profile, diagnose refractive error, and issue a prescription for corrective eyewear, where clinically appropriate.

Because our service is not a replacement for a comprehensive eye health exam, our doctors recommend that all patients between 18 and 55 years old receive a comprehensive eye health exam at least once every two years. Opternative will encourage patient eye health by taking the following steps:

  • Restricting our service to adults 18-55 that state they are asymptomatic and in good health;

  • Not allowing patients to use our annual prescription services four consecutive times within a five-year period without receiving a comprehensive eye health exam. Opternative will verify that the eye health exam was completed with the patient’s eye care professional;

  • Recommending contact wearers get screened for contact-related eye health issues as directed by their ophthalmologist;

  • Educating patients about the importance of their eye health; and

  • Providing referral tools inside our patients’ online accounts that enable them to find and schedule comprehensive eye health exams with a local eye care provider.

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