Eye exams from the comfort of home

Take our online refractive eye exam and get your glasses or contacts prescription for $40.


Save time & money

Opternative experience



Opternative experience

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Traditional experience
Physician approved

Physician approved

Receive a prescription that’s been reviewed and signed by an eye care professional in your state.

How it works

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Take our online eye exam from home, get your digitally signed prescription the same day, and shop for a new pair of glasses anywhere you’d like!

Keeping your eyes healthy

A refractive eye exam is only part of your comprehensive eye care. It’s important that you visit an eye care professional’s office for an eye health exam once every two years, as recommended by the American Optometric Association. After taking Opternative’s refractive eye exam we’ll help you locate an optometrist or ophthalmologist in your area.

Everyone is eligible to take Opternative’s eye exam, but people under 18, over 40, or with specific medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, known eye disease, etc.) don’t qualify for receiving prescription services at this time.



Internal studies show Opternative’s exam performing equally to a traditional refractive eye exam. Before launch, we will conduct a third party NIH registered, IRB reviewed clinical study and be in compliance with the FDA.

Seeing is believing

“This is by far the easiest and fastest way to get an accurate prescription. I was amazed that it even picked up on my astigmatism!”

Brok Vandersteen
Brok Vandersteen
Senior Member Outreach Executive, ContextMedia, Inc.

“This will be the best thing that's ever happened for people who need regular eye exams.”

Sam Yagan
Sam Yagan
CEO, Match.com

“My experience in taking the eye exam was very positive and I found the user interface to be intuitive.”

Dan Malven
Dan Malven
Vice President, Walgreens

Opternative online eye test could revolutionise sight exams.

Opternative is the first online eye exam that writes you a prescription.

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