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How Teleoptometry Works

How Teleoptometry Works

Our team at Hour Glass Optical in Montgomery aims to meet all your vision needs in the most convenient way possible. We work around your schedule and welcome walk-ins. The use of Teleoptometry, or virtual vision exams, is just one of the ways we ensure that we can provide the services you need in a way that suits your lifestyle.


What Is Teleoptometry?

Teleoptometry is simply where vision exams are conducted online. You can attend a Teleoptometry exam using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You simply contact the office and schedule an appointment. The office will set up the meeting, and when it's time, you log on using the provided link or chatroom.

How Does Teleoptometry Work?

A Teleoptometry visit is much like a traditional in-person visit.

  1. First, your optometrist will ask you several questions to help identify you and your medical condition. This is the time when you will provide your insurance and health history, including your history of allergies. Let your doctor know everything about your condition, as it's vital to get a full picture of the problem, and it can be more challenging online.
  2. Then the eye doctor will perform the exam. If you don't have a good internet connection and a good camera, you may not be able to take advantage of a Teleoptometry visit.
  3. After the exam, your optometrist will review the results with you and address any concerns you have. Then you will receive a course of treatment, including possible prescriptions.

What Conditions Are Ideal for the Use of Teleoptometry?

Several conditions may not require an in-person exam. Here are some of the conditions where Teleoptometry can provide a very accurate diagnosis:

  • Conjunctival hemorrhage, which involves broken blood vessels in your eyes.
  • Keratitis, or inflammation of the cornea. This condition can be associated with infectious or non-infectious diseases.
  • Corneal scarring, which can be caused by the improper use of contact lenses.
  • Pterygium, also called surfer's eye, involves noncancerous growths around one or both eyes.

It's important to speak with an eye doctor if you are experiencing problems so that you can get an accurate diagnosis. Failure to treat some conditions can result in worsening conditions and even loss of vision.

Our Optometrist Offers Comprehensive Vision Care

Don't wait to take care of one of your most important assets, your vision. Teleoptometry may not be able to detect certain conditions, but you may choose to use it first if you are having trouble coming in. We want to help you keep your eyes healthy and well-cared for throughout your lifetime. Are you looking for an eye doctor near you? If you live in Prattville or Montgomery, call Hour Glass Optical for an appointment today.