Your Smartphone Is Your New Eye Doctor

Ruben Baart
February 2nd 2017

Keeping in mind that 108 million people have correctable vision impairment, you can do the math to calculate the amount of eye doctor appointments this takes up in a year. Well, no more with this device. The EyeQue personal vision tracker is a smartphone app that allows you to test your eyes from the comfort of your couch and easily sends the results to your eye doctor.

So, how does this work? The user looks through the miniscope that is connected to the smartphone display, which shows two bars on the screen. The app will then track refractive error measurements and identify vision conditions like nearsightedness and farsightedness.

If the tool will be a groundbreaking technology will be a matter of time. It does cut some costs in basic vision tests. However, innovative as it seems, we should take into account the consequences of staring too much at our screens.

Source: Kickstarter

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