Skip the Eye Doctor With Warby Parker Prescription Check App


first_img Sony Patents Prescription VR GlassesGeek Pick: Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses Are High-Tech Eye Safety Most eye care experts recommend a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. But ain’t nobody got time for that.Except, perhaps, Warby Parker hipsters customers, who can now take a vision test from the comfort of their home.The new Prescription Check app invites “eligible users” (of which I am not one) to assess their vision and, if necessary, request an updated eyeglasses scrip.Download the free (for now) iOS application and answer some questions about your age, location, and health.Only those already sporting WP specs are allowed through the digital doors (my Ray-Bans didn’t pass muster), and you’ll need an iPhone, computer, about 12 feet of space, and 20 uninterrupted minutes.The process, as described by Inc. Magazine, requires a credit card or driver’s license to establish computer screen proportions and display correctly sized images; simply follow instructions on your handset to complete the test.“When you’re done, the results are sent to an eye doctor for review,” according to Inc. “Within 24 hours, you get a new prescription.”Though FDA-registered, Prescription Check “is not a comprehensive eye exam, and it isn’t meant to replace a visit to your eye doctor,” the app description said.“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,” the company added. “Good to keep those peepers in check.”Launched in 2010, Warby Parker is considered by many as a tech startup because, although the brand has showrooms around the country, the company conducts sales online and offers a unique system that allows customers to virtually try on glasses.In 2013, WP was in talks to team up with Google to design more fashionable Glass frames. Unfortunately for both firms, the wearable computer idea was later scrapped.Warby Parker did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment. Stay on targetlast_img read more