Announced today, EyeQue®, the leader of smartphone vision testing, launched their EyeQue VisionCheck 2, the refraction device available for consumers to test their own vision and order new glasses with the results, on Kickstarter. The VisionCheck 2 features a lightweight optical smartphone attachment that works seamlessly with the mobile app.
Without leaving the safety and comfort of home, 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.
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, move 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’s AI and machine learning continuously improve the accuracy of your EGNs as more tests are taken.
Included with the EyeQue VisionCheck 2 is the EyeQue PDCheck® which instantly and accurately measures the distance between the centers of the pupils of your 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 your vision test results, so you can experience your EGNs before shopping for new glasses online.
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.