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New Phone-Scan App Offering Eyewear Prescription Updates for Free

May 16, 2018

A new, free-of-charge tool uses a smartphone scan of eyeglasses to give users an updated prescription, according to reporting from the Israeli publication, Globes. The app was developed by Tel Aviv-based GlassesUSA, a company that sells eyewear online.

The way it works is: after the app is downloaded and installed, a QR code is scanned from the computer screen. Next, the user’s glasses should be scanned several times, along with a standard-size magnetic card, such as a credit card (for the purpose of size calibration; the app is free). After the scan is completed, the user gets the prescription, which can then be used to purchase eyeglasses online anywhere, not just at GlassesUSA.

GlassesUSA also offers virtual measuring of eyeglasses before a purchase using an image of the customer. The company is a subsidiary of Optimax Investments, another Israeli company.

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