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Online eye exam site makes waves in eye care industry
Southern California Public Radio

All sorts of health information is now a few taps away on your smartphone, from how many steps you take — to how well you sleep at night. But what if you could use your phone and a computer to test your vision? A company is doing just that — and eye care professionals are upset. Some states have even banned it.

A Chicago-based company called Opternative offers the test. The site asks some questions about your eyes and overall health, and also wants to know your shoe size to make sure you’re the right distance from their computer monitor.