Have you ever tried to order new glasses and then realized that your prescription expired? If you can relate, or even if you simply suffer from bad vision, it could be worth it to learn about the EyeQue. The company recently sent us a sample to test out and the device seems like it could really come in handy.
One out of every 90 people across the globe have correctable eye conditions that can be fixed with glasses, according to a study from the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry, Optometry and Vision Science. Many of those people reportedly remain undiagnosed, but the EyeQue has the potential to change that.
The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker allows users to test their eyesight without a doctor present. All you need is the device, a smartphone and the free companion app, which is based on an MIT patent. Simply attach the miniature optical scope to the screen of an iOS or Android smartphone and then complete the refractive measurement test through the myEyeQue mobile app.
It’s easy, all you have to do is hold the device up to your eye and use the app controls to move a red and green line so they overlap. Once you have the lines overlapping, you can proceed to the next step. There are nine steps and the dial at the top of the device has to be turned accordingly. You can see the numbers one through nine listed on the top of the device, which corresponds to each specific part of the test.
According to the company, the device uses advanced technology and patented algorithms hosted in the EyeQue cloud to come up with a vision record and a set of EyeGlass Numbers. Results are reportedly processed in real time.
“As an EyeQue subscriber, you have access to your personal EyeQue dashboard to view and compare vision records, access EyeGlass Numbers, and upload prescriptions. The EyeQue dashboard is available through the mobile application or at EyeQue.com to track vision history, compare results with other people, and share information with eye care professionals,” according to the company’s website.
Once you have the results, you can use them to order new glasses. And when a test has been completed, the app saves your score so you’re able to compare it to future tests.
The company says this device is not meant to replace eye exams with a doctor, but rather is a personal health measure.
The EyeQue won an award at CES for best of innovation and the company is working with a nonprofit to help bring the device to underserved communities and remote rural regions.