The EyeQue is probably the ultimate smartphone add-on for anyone for whom eye health is really important
Almost all of us have experienced a short and harmless vision test with an optometrist at some point in our lives - although for many of us the same test was the one and only time by an ophthalmologist, and it is not necessarily a positive statistic for one of the most important organs in our body.
A device called EyeQue hopes to change this situation, giving all of us the opportunity to examine our vision accurately enough and without the need for assistance from anyone, anytime, anywhere - and without spending excessive sums.
The dedicated eye examination device, an eyepiece with internal lenses and a dial that optimally fits the viewer's eye, together with its customized application, offer a series of nine relatively simple and short tests - according to which everyone can examine their vision in all relevant aspects, with the help of Android or -iOS His wise man.
The results of the tests are of course kept and processed, and changes in the quality of vision can be monitored and compared over time, to make sure that the subject's visual abilities are still flawless, or alternatively to make sure that his glasses still fit him optimally. No one will declare that such a self-examination is a substitute for an examination by a real doctor - but it is probably sufficient to obtain basic numerical data for vision, which can also be compared if necessary to those prescribed by a professional.
The device started in line A mass funding project in Kickstarter At the end of last year, and succeeded beyond all expectations with a total revenue of almost $ 135,000, compared to the required minimum amount of $ 25,000. The venture is now preparing for a full commercial launch of the product, with a recommended price tag of $ 30 - which should make it suitable and relevant for almost every consumer, and not just for those with mild hypochondria.
In an era when many opt to buy eyeglasses online at prices that local stores can not compete with, a device like EyeQue may become a popular and popular product that will save quite a bit of time and even money for consumers. Agree with us or think it's an unnecessary gimmick? Tell us in comments.
Nearly 4,000 people have already been persuaded and invested money in purchasing the device as part of its mass fundraising venture - and the company seems to believe that there are many other customers who will decide to purchase it when it is offered in a more orderly and formal manner.