Local doctor warns of dangers of online eye exams

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Local doctor warns of dangers of online eye exams

By Stella Inger. CREATED Mar 31, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Eye doctors are joining together for a single vision...warning people about performing online eye self-exams.

These tests promote themselves on websites as being able to help diagnose some conditions. They can come in the form of charts or diagrams, but they are far from accurate.

9 On Your Side went to a local ophthalmologist to find out why.

One of the main issues with the online tests? They're not  standardized. Doctor Diaz says that the resolution of your screen or the pixels on your computer can throw measurements off.

The best solution? Make an appointment with an eye doctor who can perform the tests professionally.

I'm Stella Inger. I hope you'll join Guy Atchley and me tonight at 5, 6, and 10.

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Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.