Online Eye Exams; Threatening Your Precious Vision
It seems like every day there’s a new online test for every health problem imaginable. You should know, however, that online eye exam scams can be costly and may harm you by delaying necessary health care.
Strangers on the internet are trying everything possible to replace your professional face-to-face eye exam. They’re offering unproven products and shortcuts below the standards of care. These strangers are putting your vision at risk and often operate illegally until they’re forced to shut down. Fortunately, national and state associations are taking action in the face of this threat. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a detailed complaint arguing that a new online eye test being sold to consumers has not passed proper testing and approval. Offering medical products and advice without proof of its safety is a violation of Federal law. Products like these are routinely taken off the market to safeguard the health of the public.
We know that any new app or device of the moment can promise you everything and often end up delivering very little. Worse yet, the app may mislead you. Drs. Bradley and Garfield Eye Care welcomes new technology that promotes better diagnostic and treatment outcomes. When you’re looking for new health care technologies with proven benefits, you’ll find them conveniently at our office, where patients trust us to protect their eye health without cutting corners.