This company lets you be your own optometrist from home

Although we now have plenty of options when it comes to buying cheap frames online, many of these virtual shops require you to already have your prescription on hand by visiting an optometrist.

The team behind Opternative wants to make the process of getting your prescription for glasses or contacts much faster and easier. Using a smartphone or computer, users take a 30-minute exam (free of charge). After paying a $40 fee, the users get their exam results sent to an ophthalmologist who then approves a prescription within 24 hours.

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