EyeQue, which specializes in smartphone vision testing, has announced EyeQue VisionCheck 2, a refraction device available for consumers to test their own vision and order new glasses with the results.
VisionCheck 2 is a combination of a lightweight optical smartphone attachment and mobile app. The 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 — which will be available at the Apple App Store — 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, according to John Serri, PhD, co-founder and president of EyeQue.
Included with the EyeQue VisionCheck 2 is the EyeQue PDCheck, which instantly 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.
The EyeQue VisionCheck 2 is available for pre-order on Kickstarter with pledge levels starting at $57. The product will purportedly ship to backers in the second quarter of 2021.