What’s needed to take the online vision test (besides 5 minutes)?

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A mobile device and computer or tablet display

Your computer or tablet will be your eye chart and you'll use your smartphone as a remote control. No app download needed.

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10 feet of space

You'll need to stand around 10 feet from your device.

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A driver’s license or credit card

You’ll need one of those for the technology to calibrate properly.

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Your most recent prescription

Find this on the prescription your eye doctor provided or your contact lens box.

See the test in action

Your prescription
but wayyy easier.

Your prescription
but wayyy easier.

Time spent
The cost
Doctor reviewed?
When can you do it?
5 minutes
From your couch
Doctor's Office
1 hour + travel
9am - 5pm
At an actual office

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an online vision test?

You can use the online vision test to renew an expired contacts prescription. It is a self-guided, online service taken with your computer and smartphone that is used to assess elements of visual acuity. When completed, your test data is sent to a licensed eye care provider who, after review, will provide you with your results within 24 hours.

Do you have to be a certain age to take an online vision test?

The online vision test is intended for use by adults ages 18-55.

What states can take the online vision test?

Our online vision testing services, which allow for online prescription renewal of contact lenses, are currently allowed in 36 states due to state and federal laws in each region. (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MN, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WY.).

Who is eligible for the online vision test?

The online vision test is intended for use by people between the ages of 18-55 located in an available US State between the prescriptive range of -12 to +6 sphere, less than -5.0 cylinder, and less than +4 add power. Patients with underlying medical conditions or medication impacting their vision are not eligible for the online vision test.

What are the limitations of the online vision test?

The online vision test is used to assess elements of visual acuity in order for a doctor to be able to review and renew your preexisting lens prescription. It does not perform or replace an initial or comprehensive eye examination and does not assess eye health. If there is indication that your prescription has changed or that you exhibit underlying eye health conditions the online vision test will recommend that you visit an in-person doctor.

Do online vision tests work for people with astigmatism?

Yes, online vision tests work for people with astigmatism.

How accurate are online vision tests?

Our online vision test has a prescription refund rate of 1% and is backed by a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the renewed prescription.

What happens if my online vision test is incorrect?

We provide a 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy with your renewed prescription.

Can I use insurance to pay for my online vision test?

Unfortunately we do not accept insurance for our online vision test, but the good news is that it only costs a fraction of an in-person eye exam!

How can I test my vision at home?

The online vision test takes about 5 to 10 minutes and requires a smartphone and computer connected to the internet, 10 feet of space, and your prior prescription. You'll wear your current lenses and answer a series of questions that appear on your computer screen. Once you're done, a licensed doctor in your area will review your test and send you your results.

What's the difference between an online vision test and seeing an eye doctor for an in-person eye exam?

The difference is that an online vision test does not go over the health of your eyes and can only be used for renewing your existing prescription, also you still need to visit the eye doctor for an initial prescription! Online vision tests cannot diagnose eye health related conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. If you think you have an infection or you've injured your eyes, you should see an eye doctor immediately.

* Our Online Vision Test service does not include any type of eye health exam nor is it a replacement for one. Our licensed Ophthalmologists use our online technology to evaluate a patient's visual acuity and a portion of the ocular health profile, diagnose refractive error, and issue a prescription for corrective eyewear, where clinically appropriate. Our Online Vision Test services are limited to patients between the ages of 18 and 55 who are in good health and must be within a specific prescription range. All prescriptions are issued based on the independent clinical judgement of an ophthalmologist within the patient’s area. Because Our Online Vision Test services are not a replacement for an eye health examination, we encourage everyone to obtain a comprehensive eye health exam at least once every 2 years. We prohibit patients from taking Our Online Vision Test more than 4 consecutive years without certifying that they have received a comprehensive eye health exam first.

Visibly Digital Acuity Product is manufactured and distributed by Visibly, Inc. and operates under the Enforcement Policy for Remote Ophthalmic Assessment and Monitoring Devices during the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency issued by the FDA in April 2020. This product has not been approved by the FDA. The data and recommendations made by the Visibly Digital Acuity Product are adjunctive (supporting) recommendations that will be used by an Eye Care Provider, along with your medical history and profile, prior corrective eyewear prescriptions, and subjective data provided about your vision. It is the responsibility of the patient to provide accurate information through the process as all of this information will be relied upon as accurate by the reviewing Eye Care Provider. All Eye Care Providers are associated with Optimized Eyecare, P.C., or other entities that provide clinical services. Visibly, Inc. is an independent entity that does not provide any eyecare or clinical services.