EyeQue VisionCheck - The Award winning smartphone vision tests.
Due to my nearsightedness and astigmatisms, I have worn glasses with high index lenses since the third grade. I have my eyes tested each year by an optometrist and other than the drops to dilate my eyes, it’s a very stress free session. I know a lot of folks who don’t go to a yearly eye checkup and I wonder whether it’s just because they don’t want to make time for the appointment. If that’s the case, the EyeQue VisionCheck is designed to allow you to rapidly check your eyesight using a small gadget and your smartphone. Can it replace your eye doctor? Let’s find out.
What is it?
The EyeQue VisionCheck is a gadget that you can use to assess the lens power needed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and near vision ADD. Once the exam is completed, you are given your prescription details, and can order glasses if you require them.
How does it work?
If you’ve had your eyes examined before, you’ll probably remember one of the first things that you have to do is sit behind a giant machine and stare through an eyepiece where you’ll see a barn or a balloon in the distance.
This machine is called an Auto-Refractor and as you look at the barn or balloon, the machine will shine light into your eye and automatically adjust the focus to assess the shape and size of your cornea to provide the doctor with a base prescription.
From what was was stated to me, the EyeQue VisionCheck does the opposite of the Auto-Refractor.
You remove your spectacles (if you wear them) and test one eye at a time. Each test comprises 9 steps where you overlap a red and green bar by pressing the buttons on the VisionCheck gadget until the bar turns yellow. The bars rotate into a different place on the screen at that moment, and you overlap them again, and so on, for a total of nine times.
When you've completed testing one eye, switch to the other and repeat the process. You will be issued your prescription once all of the tests have been performed.
Finally, some thoughts
EyeQue is designed to be used in between doctor's visits to get more people involved in their eye health. It should be evident that this gadget does not replace having your eyes checked by a doctor. Because these devices are so convenient to have at home, you can take a brief test as often as you'd like to track vision changes in yourself and others in your household, and you'll have the data to share with doctors at routine checks.
At-home vision tests from EyeQue provide consumers with an accurate, cheap, and easy option to invest in their eye health. Nearly 90% of consumers who purchased glasses using their EyeGlass Numbers stated they performed the same (33%) or better (53%) than their previous glasses, according to a recent customer survey.