Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Thursday, March 15, 2012

According to the Journal of the American Optometric Association, nearly half of the prescription eyewear ordered online in the U.S. had incorrect prescriptions or did not meet the physical parameters required to provide sufficient protection. Among the errors listed were providing single vision glasses instead of bifocals and adding or omitting lens treatments such as anti-glare coatings.  Almost 30% of the glasses tested in the study had at least one lens that was not within the parameters of the prescription for that pair of glasses. Just as worrisome, if not more so, is the finding that almost a quarter of the lenses tested failed standardized impact testing.

This study was published in the September 2011 issue of Optometry.

For a similar issue with online ordering of contacts lenses, check out one of our blog posts from late last year: