No. Prescriptions are given at the sole discretion of the eyeTest.com board-certified ophthalmologist who reviews your test. Some patients may not be eligible to receive a prescription for variety reasons. Please read section 2 of our FAQs, "Taking At-Home Eye Test" for full details.
Can't find your old script? No problemo. Give eyeTest.com the name of your prescribing doctor (or the name of his or her practice) and we'll call on your behalf to verify the prescription with your doctor. (You're welcome.)
Our Patient Support Team is always ready to help. Email us at service@eyeTest.com and someone will get back to you in a jiffy.
If you're not 100 percent satisfied after taking the test, eyeTest.com will make it right by re-checking your eyes for free. If you already bought glasses and/or contacts using your eyeTest.com prescription, we'll check your visual performance using those new glasses or contacts, and if tweaks need to be made because the prescription has changed (it happens), like the majority of other eyewear retailers, we'll re-make your lenses and switch out your contacts, too.
If, however, eyeTest.com still can't meet your expectations, we'll refund the cost of your eyeTest.com test.
After you've finished your eye test, eyeTest.com sends your results to a board-certified Ophthalmologist or Optometrist located in the state where you took your test. (Note: The ophthalmologist will be part of eyeTest.com's partner network, Optimized Eye Care, and will be trained in telehealth.) The ophthalmologist will then thoroughly review your medical history, pre-existing conditions, prior prescription, and test results, before issuing your prescription.
If anything was found to be wrong with your eyes that would make it impossible to issue a prescription, the ophthalmologist will issue secondary medical guidance.
After eyeTest.com's ophthalmologist issues you a prescription, you'll get an email saying it's ready along with a link to sign in to your eyeTest.com account where you'll be able to access the script.
From there, you'll just follow the link in the email (or visit http://www.eyeTest.com/common/secure/login.asp) to log into eyeTest.com where you'll have the option to click "download" or "print." Once you have your prescription, you'll be able to use it wherever you want to buy your contacts or eyeglasses. (And did we mention you get to do all that from the comfort of your home? Yeah: You do.)
Presbyopia is a condition that tends to affect people as they age, and it's a fancy word for when it starts getting harder to focus on objects that are close to us. It happens because the eye's lens naturally stiffens with age and stops bending enough to bring close objects into focus.
"ADD power" refers to what's used to correct the symptoms of presbyopia.
How To Treat Presbyopia
Fast, short-term fixes like using magnifiers or holding reading materials at an arm's length away may help bring nearby objects into focus for you but when they don't, here are some other more viable options:
Pitfalls of Presbyopia
How to Use Your Prescription
Your eyeTest.com prescription-containing ADD power can be used anywhere for multifocal lenses. Simply choose the lens type that's right for you in addition to the ADD power that is outlined on your prescription.
When purchasing over-the-counter reading glasses, be sure to pick a pair with magnification that matches the ADD power provided within your digital prescription.
Many people wear readers over their contacts. It means having to carry around an extra pair of glasses, but it's do-able.
The general guideline is for a prescription to be renewed every year or two, depending on your state's regulations. Our service is not a replacement for an eye health exam, and our doctors recommend all patients between 22-55 years old receive an eye health exam at least once every two years.