EyeQue announced the addition of two new vision tests to its EyeQue Insight vision screener—color vision and contrast sensitivity testing. The EyeQue Insight combines a binocular viewer, mobile application and cloud-based service to create the world’s first smartphone-powered vision screener, according to EyeQue. Since its general availability in March of 2018, the Insight has provided the ability to accurately self-test visual acuity (the ability to see 20/20) in about a minute. The two additional vision tests are now available for all new and existing Insight device owners through the latest myEyeQue VA application.
The EyeQue Insight is an at-home vision solution that allows anyone to test their vision at any time, tracking vision changes over time that can indicate conditions or diseases, prompting a visit to the eye doctor. The smartphone-connected device is designed to easily and accurately screen eyesight in children, adults and the elderly, bringing affordable personal testing right into the home.
With these new test additions, EyeQue Insight users are able to expand vision monitoring capabilities with three core functions:
- Visual Acuity which measures clarity of distance vision. The EyeQue Insight screens vision for 20/20 to 20/400 in about 1 minute, providing exact measures of single and dual eye performance; it can also test the accuracy of current glasses or contacts, indicating when an updated prescription may be required.
- Contrast Sensitivity measures the ability to discern between varying levels of light versus dark. The ability to detect variations of light helps with depth perception and vision focus in low light conditions when colors are less perceptible and/or when objects and their backgrounds are similar. Those that lack contrast sensitivity may have difficulty driving at night, in the fog or in the snow and can be an indication of more serious vision conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
- Color Vision Testing, commonly referred to as a “color blindness test”, is the lack of ability to discern variations in color. While generally not a life-threatening condition, it does impact a person’s daily life, from non-threatening activities like matching clothing or identifying items by color, to more dangerous situations like accurately determining traffic lights and signals while driving. Changes in color vision can also be an indication of a developing health issue.
“We are thrilled to offer EyeQue users more options for vision testing at home,” Dr. John Serri, co-founder and CTO of EyeQue, said in a company news release. “Since its launch, the EyeQue Insight has helped consumers become more invested in their eye health, which is a vastly underserved category in personalized wellness today. These new, intelligent tests empower consumers to actively take part in their overall eye health.”
EyeQue currently offers two intelligent vision solutions with more than 17,000 devices in the hands of consumers. The EyeQue Insight a vision screener which measure visual acuity, color vision and contrast sensitivity, which can be used for cataract monitoring (MSRP $90), and the Personal Vision Tracker, a mobile refraction error test that enables people to order glasses online with EyeGlass Numbers (MSRP $30). All EyeQue devices are currently available for purchase and immediate shipping in the U.S. and worldwide on Amazon, HSN and on the EyeQue website.