1. This is Warby Parker’s telehealth service that, if you are eligible, allows an eye doctor to assess how you’re seeing through your current pair of glasses and renew your glasses prescription.
2. Has your glasses prescription expired? Use our Prescription Check app to renew it from home with your iPhone, laptop, and your current pair of glasses.
3. -If your vision hasn’t changed since your current prescription was issued, the eye doctor may renew it! You will be charged $15 for the prescription renewal.
This may be a perfect service for you if:
-You’re between the ages of 18 and 50
-Your glasses prescription is for distance only
-You don’t think your vision has changed since your prescription was last issued
-You have a copy of your existing prescription (even if it’s expired) on hand
Here’s how it works!
(As simple as reading the eye chart at the doctor’s office—but from home.)
-We’ll ask you quick questions about your location, health, etc. to confirm if you can use the app.
-Eligible to proceed? We’ll pair your laptop (stand about 12 feet away) and iPhone.
-Then you’ll swipe through a test so our doctor can assess how well you’re seeing through your current glasses.
-If your vision hasn’t changed since your current prescription was issued, the eye doctor may renew it! You will be charged $15 for the prescription renewal.
-If your vision has changed, the eye doctor may suggest a comprehensive eye exam (you won’t pay for using the app).
-Either way, you’ll typically hear back within two days.
Quick note: Prescription Check is not a comprehensive eye exam and it isn’t meant to replace visits to your eye doctor. It’s important to get your eye health examined periodically, even if you aren’t experiencing any vision problems, so please follow the advice of your doctor. Good to keep those peepers in check.
This app is great if you are eligible to use it (the faq on their website can tell you if you’re eligible before you download). I have an outdated prescription and have been wanting new frames but I know how pushy the eye doctor can be when you ask for your script and don’t buy glasses from them so I’ve been putting off going. When I read about this app I was so intrigued!! Overall this was such a smooth experience. I downloaded this yesterday, uploaded my old prescription, and took the exam all within a half an hour. By the end of the day I had a new prescription! Now time for new glasses!!
Very interesting (and positive) experience
What an interesting look into the interactivity possible in an app computer and human experience. It was intuitive, seamless, accurate, and beautiful. Great UX/UI design! The only issues I have with any of this product or experience is simply the knowledge that technology like this will be replacing the educated optometrists and other professionals who rely on having meaningful work to do for society. And we need humans with jobs, as well. With growing populations and shrinking industries, I feel as though this is still subject to consider.
Extremely straightforward and painless
In my opinion, the people leaving poor reviews are either a)competitors/brick-and-mortar eye doctors, or b)struggle to follow simple directions. Both the app and computer browser interface worked seamlessly, and I was able to quickly judge my prescription. Typical eye doctor visits are much lengthier and a much bigger pain, and I felt this app tested my prescription in a way that was every bit as effective.