Many of us never bother to get our eyes checked until they start bugging us, oblivious to the fact that prevention is better than treatment. But a mobile app is here to change this attitude, and help us maintain the gift of eyes up to their optimal health. It’s called the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker, which is a vision testing kit specially designed for frequent consumer use while making it accessible for everyone.
The EyeQue vision tracker uses a patented refraction concept invented at the MIT, which can help us measure the strength of our vision within seconds using a smartphone. The app also notes down the spherical, cylindrical and axis EyeGlass Numbers, and enables you to order suitable eyeglasses using their companion smartphone application.
It is incredibly easy to use, just attach a microscope to the smartphone lens, aligning the red bar with the green on the touchscreen, and voila! You can assess your eyesight for refractive errors, such as astigmatism and nearsightedness. All this including the app and the mini microscope costs $29.99 in total.
Unlocking the app’s additional settings costs $1.99 each. And by doing so, you can test your eyesight whenever you want, wherever you want. But the company does caution against using the device as a replacement for visiting the eye doctor. The app does a splendid job at measuring the refractive errors, but for other eye health issues, a visit to the doctor is a must, and an annual full-eye health exam is recommended for everyone.
The device has won the best product prize in the Fitness, Sports, and Biotech category at the 2017 CES Innovation Awards, and stood runner-up at the 2017 Prism Awards. The company has already raised three times its original goal in its Kickstarter campaign, and the initial pledge starts at $25 for an EyeQue mini scope. Putting an additional incentive, for everyone who signs up for an account on the company’s website before April 1, 2017, will get free unlimited access to vision tests, tracking, as well as EyeGlass Numbers for a lifetime!
Watch the video below to see the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker in action:
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