eye exam

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The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) is concerned about the safety of online ‘eye exams’ being made available to the public. Consumers need to be aware that the determination of a person's refractive error (the lens power required to correct faulty vision) without the eyes being physically examined by a Doctor of Optometry or an Ophthalmologist (medical eye doctor) is NOT an eye exam. Anyone claiming to have performed an eye exam without physically examining the person and doing an eye health assessment is misleading him or her that their eye health needs have been met.