Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Is CheckMyVision the same as an eye test?

NO – CheckMyVision is a vision screening test.  It will check your distance and near vision and give you a score which will tell you how well you see.  It will not necessarily detect eye disease and should not be seen as an alternative to regular eye examinations by an Optometrist.  CheckMyVision has partnered with Optometrists around the UK and you will be given information about recommended Optometrists in your area at the end of the test.


Is the test really free?

YES – the test is completely free and there is no obligation to buy anything or book anything at the end of the test. You will be asked to enter your postcode at the beginning of the test and you will be shown a list of Opticians local to you who subscribe to CheckMyVision. At the end of the test you will be shown information about that Optician but you are under no obligation to buy or book anything. If you choose to receive marketing material, you may be sent information about special offers – if you don’t, that is the end of it.

If the test is free, how do you make your money?

CheckMyVision partners with Opticians throughout the UK and charges a subscription in return for allowing them to offer CheckMyVision for their patients and advertise on the site.

How accurate is it?

The tests have been developed by Optometrists and Vision Scientists at City University and are based on the same tests used by Optometrists .  The accuracy depends on how carefully you calibrate the screen and measure out the distances.  If these measurements are accurate and you take care to follow the instructions, the tests have been shown to be very accurate.