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New Do-It-Yourself Smartphone Vision Test

Jan. 13, 2021

EyeQue, a provider of smartphone vision testing, introduced the EyeQue VisionCheck 2, which it is calling “the most powerful refraction device available for consumers to test their own vision and order new glasses with the results – all without leaving the safety and comfort of home.”

VisionCheck 2 is described by EyeQue as a lightweight optical smartphone attachment and mobile app. The test results are expressed as EyeGlass Numbers (EGNs), the lens-power needed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which can be used to order new eyeglasses from many online retailers.

“We’re proud to offer a solution that is making a positive impact in people’s lives and provides them a means to see more clearly without having to leave the safety and comfort of home,” said John Serri, PhD, co-founder and president of EyeQue. “This next-generation VisionCheck was born from two years’ worth of R&D shaped by customer feedback, including hundreds of testimonials and thousands of survey results. Our team has optimized every aspect of the vision test, from an entirely new form-factor to the reimagined test screens, leading to a markedly better user experience.”

Click HERE to see how the EyeQue VisionCheck 2 works.

Compatible with any iOS or Android smartphone, EyeQue’s mobile app presents a vision test with two colored lines viewed through an optical smartphone attachment. Using the buttons on the device, the user moves the lines closer together or further apart to converge to a single yellow line; the amount of movement to overlap the lines corresponds with the refractive correction needed for each eye.

Proprietary algorithms calculate the resulting EGNs and present them in the same format as a traditional prescription. EyeQue says the AI and machine learning of its system continuously improve the accuracy of the user’s EGNs as more tests are taken.

Included with the EyeQue VisionCheck 2 is the EyeQue PDCheck, which measures the distance between the centers of the pupils of the user’s eyes. Pupillary distance is a critical number needed to order good-fitting glasses. Once EGNs and PD are achieved, U.S. customers have the option of ordering EyeQue Try-On Glasses, a low-cost, quick-shipping pair of test-glasses custom-made with their vision test results, so they can experience their EGNs before shopping for new glasses online.

EyeQue says eyecare professionals can also benefit from this new technology: “As adoption for telehealth technology accelerates, eyecare professionals can use the device for remote vision testing and to issue eyeglass prescriptions without requiring an in-office visit. Patients’ data is securely stored in the HIPAA-compliant EyeQue Cloud, and ECPs can access data visualization maps to make assessments, customize prescriptions and monitor patient recovery.”

The EyeQue VisionCheck 2 is available for pre-order on Kickstarter with pledge levels starting at $57. The product will ship to backers in Q2 2021.

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