For many people, the notion of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor sounds appealing. But is this really a good idea?
Here’s what you need to know about online eye exams and vision tests before thinking about saying goodbye to your eye doctor.
Online Eye Exams
First of all, it’s important to understand that an online eye test — even if it’s called an “online eye exam” — does not evaluate the health of your eyes.
Usually, an online eye test (more accurately, an “online vision test”) only measures your visual acuity and refractive error. In some cases, other vision tests, such as contrast sensitivity and color blindness, are included.
But these measurements tell you little or nothing about the health of your eyes and whether you have conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration.
Even if you choose to try an online vision test, be aware that you should still have routine eye exams as frequently as your eye doctor recommends. A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to insure your eyes are healthy and free from sight-threatening conditions.
More research is needed to guarantee that the accuracy of an eyeglass or contact lens prescription generated by an online vision test is comparable to a prescription determined in person by your eye doctor.
Our doctors at Scott and Christie take the time for each patient to make sure that the results of the eye exams are accurate. We strive to make sure our patients feel comfortable and safe at all of our locations.
Call today to schedule an appointment with our doctors at Scott and Christie Eyecare associates and Good Looks Eyewear.
Scott and Christie Eyecare Associates
105 Brandt Dr. Suite 201
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Good Looks Eyewear
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Fox Chapel Plaza
Good Looks Eyewear
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 1523
Jack Spade Eyewear:
Good Looks Eyewear has proudly brought the Jack Spade collection into our Cranberry and Pittsburgh stores. This collection of men’s eyewear is a modern, stylish, and mature look that uses subtle colors and sleek design to demand attention. The Jack Spade company began in Manhattan designing fashionable bags for men. Having graduated from one item to multiple high end items, the company has risen to the top of the food chain of men’s fashion. Whether you decide to get stylish sunglasses or sophisticated ophthalmic glasses, you will not be disappointed with the look, feel, and quality of Jack Spade Eyewear. Stop in to Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry or Good Looks Eyewear Pittsburgh to pick up you pair of Jack Spade ophthalmic glasses or Jack Spade sunglasses today.
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Good Looks Eyewear held its annual sunwear event a couple weeks ago at its Pittsburgh location in Fox Chapel. Full summer lines from designers Maui Jim, Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch were on display in addition to the usual Good Looks Eyewear stock. Representatives from the different designers were present to give customers a better idea of their offerings.
Customers un-thwarted by the stormy weather enjoyed delicious refreshments, fun prizes, exciting giveaways, and 25% off eyewear at the luau-themed event, and were met with an exciting surprise! Bruce Gradkowski and several other players from the Pittsburgh Steelers showed up to try on sunglasses, buy new frames, and take photos with customers! Thanks to everyone who came, and we look forward to seeing you next year!