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Stossel: Eye Test Innovators vs. Bottleneckers
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Stossel: Eye Test Innovators vs. Bottleneckers
Stossel: Eye Test Innovators vs. Bottleneckers
Stossel: Eye Test Innovators vs. Bottleneckers

Stossel: Eye Test Innovators vs. Bottleneckers

ReasonTV - 2017-08-29

John Stossel got an eyeglass prescription over the internet. Should that be illegal? ___ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ____ Need glasses? Going to an optometrist can be a pain and waste the better part of a day. So a company, Opternative, invented an at-home test. It's cheaper and more convenient than traditional eye exams. You just need a cell phone and a computer. But the American Optometric Association wants it banned. They say 'it poses significant health risks to consumers' because 'it relies on new, self-administered tests' rather than 'assessment by an eye care professional.' Everyone who wants glasses should go to an eye doctor, says the association. Is this new eye test dangerous? Or is it a cheap and efficient eye care alternative? John Stossel takes the Opternative at-home test in Part 2 of our 'Bottleneckers' series. Produced by Naomi Brockwell. Edited by Joshua Swain.