SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EyeQue™, developers of award winning, affordable vision technologies, today announced the EyeQue Insight™ visual acuity screener, the fun, fast, and accurate way to test clarity of distance vision and to track vision changes over time. The EyeQue Insight is the world’s first gamified 20/20 screener, combining a binocular viewer, a mobile application, and cloud-based service. Low-cost, rugged, and convenient, the Insight is ideal for families, school administrators, group organizations, and charities. Insight is suited for international use with support for 20/20, 6/6, and other standardized units.
EyeQue Optometry Advisor, Careen Caputo, O.D., MPH states that, “The Insight visual acuity screener is a major technological advancement in personalized health monitoring, allowing people to assess their visual acuity in the comfort of their home. The Insight’s random tumbling-E chart provides a simple and accurate measurement of an individual’s visual acuity. This is a valuable benefit to patients, allowing them to check how well they see without correction– or with their current glasses or contact lenses.”
“There is a global myopia epidemic in part due to increasing time spent indoors and heavy use of mobile phones and laptops. The recommended annual doctor’s visit is insufficient in detecting the rapid onset of nearsightedness, which occurs in up to 40 per cent of children, ages 6 -18,” said John Serri, PhD, CTO and co-founder of EyeQue. “When caught early enough, mitigation can be taken, avoiding life-long burdens associated with severe myopia. Our goal is to get low-cost, accurate vision screening tools like the EyeQue Insight directly into people’s hands so vision changes can be identified early.”
The EyeQue Insight:
- Screens vision for 20/20 to 20/400 in under 3 minutes, providing exact measures of single and dual eye performance
- Creates a digital vision history– where a change indicates that a doctor’s visit would be advised
- Tests the accuracy of current glasses or contacts, indicating when an updated prescription may be required
- Instantly records and securely stores results, making data available to share with others
- One EyeQue Insight can be shared with many people, making it a value for families and suitable for testing large groups.
The EyeQue Insight is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter with fulfillment and general availability in March 2018. The product will be available for hands-on demonstration at the International CES show in Las Vegas, January 9 – 12, 2018.
About EyeQue Insight
The conventional wall chart used to assess visual acuity in most physicians' offices requires a 20-foot testing distance and a person to administer the test. Illuminated charts used in eye care practices can optically reduce the testing distance and control for lighting challenges found with static wall charts, but still require someone to administer the test.
The EyeQue Insight allows adults and children 6 and above to self-administer a visual acuity test anywhere, anytime using their own supported smartphone. The light-weight, rugged binocular viewer attaches to a smartphone and uses the myEyeQue app to administer the test.
The Insight can be used to track vision changes and to test the accuracy of current glasses or contacts. One EyeQue Insight can be shared with multiple people, each using individual accounts to ensure accurate records. The binocular viewer is part of an expandable platform, supporting future vision tests and applications.
EyeQue™ is on a global mission to elevate eye care. The Company is dedicated to inspiring people to learn about and care for their eyes by putting affordable, accurate vision tests directly into their hands. Based on patented technologies, EyeQue’s intelligent vision solutions allow people anywhere to self-administer vision tests using an optical smartphone attachment, mobile application, and a secure cloud-based service. The Company innovates from its Silicon Valley headquarters.
Follow @EyeQueCorp on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn