Has your glasses prescription expired? Update it from home with your iPhone and laptop—you’ll use both to display the vision tests. Prescription Check is Warby Parker’s telehealth service (read: app!) that, if you are eligible, allows an eye doctor to assess how you’re seeing through your glasses and provide an updated glasses prescription.
Download the app, take a few vision tests, and answer a few easy questions to determine your eligibility. If the doctor issues you a prescription, you will be charged $40. (You won’t be charged if the doctor recommends that you get a comprehensive eye exam.)
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.
Explaining the minute, code-related improvements in this update might literally bore you to tears. And that would make it much harder for you to use the app. :-)
Ratings and Reviews
So convenient!!!! So SMART!!!
I fell in love with Warby Parker and get at least 3 compliments a day on my glasses. But as you guessed, as soon as I wanted to add to my collection because they were sooooo reasonably priced I got an email from them saying my Rx was expired (which even them being on that is amazing) so I was like crap. Got to go do my yearly exam and I don’t have insurance so I usually have to go to Costco (which I am still grateful for because you do need to get comprehensive eye exams) which the app reminds you of constantly. But when I found out I could download this app and use it with my computer to confirm with a doctor that my prescription hadn’t changed for only $40 I was shocked! So I did it. It was so genius. Even how they have you measure the screen to your computer is sooooo smart!! My husband was watching me do the whole process and he was so impressed. AND they approved my Rx and it immediately went to Warby Parker and this time I went to and actual location (Abbott Kinney) so I could try on the whole collection if I wanted. They had all of my prescription info and just like that placed an order for two more pairs of glasses that will show up within a week I think. It saved me so much money and more importantly, TIME!! Thank you to whoever thought up this genius idea!!!!!
This App Needs Glasses
I got thru the questionnaire fine and was trying to set up the distance. I pointed my iPhone at the checkerboard on my laptop, kept backing up per the directions, got to a certain distance and it said “we can’t detect your screen.” I got as far as 9.2 out of 11 which I assume means number of feet away. But I was standing next to the 15’ mark of the tape measure I had on the floor next to me and somehow the app is still telling me I’m only at 9.2 (feet away) out of 11. Then it turns yellow and says “we can’t detect your screen”.
Yes, maybe because you had me back up so much, I’m now in Canada.
I shut off all the lights to avoid a glare. Same thing. I dimmed my laptop screen a bit. Same thing. I brightened my laptop screen a bit. Same thing. I took my iPhone case off. Same thing. I tried for 30 minutes to get it to stick. Nothing. Just me tripping over furniture in the dark. So now I need an orthopedic prescription, too.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for trying Prescription Check – we're so sorry to hear that things didn't go going as planned! Please reach out to email@example.com – we'd love to help.
Broken and useless
I've tried this thing three times and had the same error from up every time. It will say that the distance from my computer has changed (even though I haven't moved) and that it needs to reset the distance. Okay, fine, reset it then. Except it doesn't do anything from there. It just puts up a screen saying that it needs to reset the distance. No buttons to press, no instructions on how to reset the distance, and no ability to continue the tests. I kept tapping the screen trying to figure out how, exactly, one is supposed to reset the distance. Nothing happens, it just stays on that screen. The only thing you can do is to restart the app and begin the entire process all over again. I did this three times before finally giving up.
Seems like a neat idea and the actual tests were easy enough to do, but this app is completely useless until they fix this issue.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for trying Prescription Check – and for flagging this issue! We're working on a fix and should be able to roll it out very soon. We're excited that you're interested in the service!
- JAND Inc.
- 99 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2017 JAND Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.