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Skip the trip to the doctor’s office.
By continuing, 1-800 Contacts will coordinate with ExpressExam to facilitate your prescription renewal.

Here’s how it works

Step 1
We’ll make sure you’re a good candidate for telehealth services by gathering info about your age, location, and eye health history.
Step 2
Redness Check
Take a couple of quick pictures of your eyes so the doctor can see if there’s any redness or other apparent irritation.
Step 3
Vision Test
A simple vision test will determine if you’re able to see clearly in your current contacts. You’ll stand 10 feet from your device and say some letters out loud.
Step 4
Enter your
You’ll enter your current prescription so the doctor knows what to renew. Make sure you have your prescription or your contact box handy.
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Meet the Medical Director of ExpressExam

Here’s what you’ll need
to start your exam:

A smartphone or computer
Make sure your device has a camera and microphone.
10 feet of space
You’ll stand 10 feet from your device and say some letters out loud.
Driver license or credit card
You’ll use one of these items to calibrate your screen for the exam.
Your current prescription
You can find this info on your paper prescription or contact lens box.

Ready to start your exam?

The whole thing takes about 10 minutes and you’ll have a new prescription in less than 24 hours.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a real vision exam? Or just an online quiz-sorta test?
It’s a real vision exam and your results are reviewed by a board-certified ophthalmologist licensed in your state. If appropriate, they’ll issue you a valid prescription you can use to buy contact lenses anywhere in the United States. It does not take the place of a regular comprehensive eye exam.

Does a real eye doctor review my exam?

What do I need to take an exam/renew my prescription?

Is this the same thing as a comprehensive eye exam?

Why do I have to give you so many permissions on my phone/browser?

Do I need to wear my contacts during ExpressExam?

Do I need the parameters/details of my current prescription?

Is ExpressExam available in my state?

What if my prescription has expired?

What if I want to try a new brand of contacts?

Other questions about ExpressExam?