Product Name: EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker At Home Eye Test
The year is 2020 but is your vision?
Game-like interface: overlap two lines for 9 measurements per eye
Can estimate nearsightedness up to -12 diopters, farsightedness up to +8 diopter
Get accurate EyeGlass Numbers
Take vision tracking between regular eye exams into your own hands
Use it to show to your medical professional
Software supports many smartphones
Phone requirement: iOS 9.3 and up, Android 6.0 and up
Screen resolution PPI >300
Visual acuity range: 20/20 to 20/400
Approx. accuracy range
Native Optical Resolution +/- 0.15 D (Diopter) with smart Phone resolution of 500 ppi (pixels per inch) or higher
Large Optometric range with Spherical error measurement from +8D to -10D, Cylindrical error from 0 to -5
Accuracy varies with user but typically better than +/- O.5 D in Sphere and +/-0.5 in Cylinder
*While using EyeQue products to personally measure and track vision has the benefit of detecting changes between regular eye exams, it does not replace a comprehensive eye exam that evaluates ocular health or binocularity.
*EyeQue urges people to visit a doctor annually for a full eye health exam and regularly reminds its user through in-app notifications.
*Children under 18 years of age should use the EyeQue products under adult supervision.
*This is not a medical diagnosis, treatment or cure.
*Results should be reported to and discussed with your doctor.
Approx. 2.6"L x 1.8"W x 4.3"H
@craigthom@Hanky@lljk I’m a regular WP customer and they’ve required an updated prescription every time I’ve ordered a new pair. Maybe someplace like Zenni will let you get away without one, or let you order reading glasses, but folks - just go to your eye doctor.
@Hanky@harveydanger@lljk Selling glasses without a valid prescription is illegal. You can purchase all you want, but what they’re doing is blatantly against the law in America. Enjoy your crappy outlaw glasses, and I do sincerely hope you don’t have any asymptomatic eye diseases that only a doctor - in person - can detect.
@drCC@Hanky@harveydanger@lljk Clearly selling glasses without a prescription is not illegal - every pharmacy (and the dollar stores) sells reading glasses. I’m not saying that’s good, just the way it is and, clearly, there are other reasons to visit an optometrist.
As a licensed optician don’t, just don’t. There are things called eye diseases that you get screened for by a doctor or optician.
Read that last paragraph disclaimer in the specs.
@craigcush@hawthrn yeah novelty toy until some idiot uses it to check his kid’s vision to save a few bucks. My vision has been horrendous since 1st grade (currently -10 & -9.5) all’s I’m at a high risk for detached retina. Most insurance didn’t cover eye care or glasses/contacts when I was growing up. I had to have new glasses every year till I was able to wear hard lenses (actual hard lenses - not gas perms). Even then it changed every couple of years. So trust me I can see this email poorly for someone who doesn’t use it as a novelty.
@JohnMorris So not only do they not provide near-enough info for something even resembling a prescription - they also want to charge customers $5 a year for less information than they can get from a yearly visit to an optician, which is free under most insurance plans.
@JohnMorris@Kerig3@narfcake They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Maybe this is how Apple or Google are tracking or controlling people similar to surveillance with their audio monitors. Now, where did I leave my tinfoil hat?
@shahnm my problem is that my eyes need different reading strength. For $17, even without the annual subscription, it may be worth it to find the actual difference. It’s about the only use I can think of for this device. Anything more sophisticated seems a bad idea.
@awk Stand in front of a mirror with a dry erase marker (or similar non-permanent marker).
Find or place a fixed support you can rest your head upon so that it does not move during the measurement.
Close one eye. Mark on the mirror the location of your pupil. Open the closed eye and close the open eye. Mark on the mirror the location of your other pupil. The PD (Pupillary Distance) is the distNce between the two dots - and it is measured in millimeters.
Or you could just ask a friend to spitball it with a ruler like the eyeglasses store employee does.
Eyeglass frames are NOT considered a medical device, only the lenses are. So anything to do with lenses comes from a licensed optrician - as in the “prescription” for them. Everything else can be done by a regular employee of an “eyeglass frame store”.
Thats also why the insurance portion for frames suck, and the margins are astronomical, and far more profitable than the optrician’s separate LLP prescription mill business.
A paid membership is only required for advanced features.
An active membership is required to perform vision tests using the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker, Insight, PDCheck or VisionCheck as well as to view your test results. A Free Basic Membership is required to access the features of the EyeQue Insight and PDCheck. An All Access Membership is required for the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker and VisionCheck. Without an active membership, you will be unable to perform tests and will not be able to access records stored in the cloud.
@craigthom And the next sentence says “An All Access membership is required to perform vision tests using the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker…”. That’s the paid membership for the very thing Meh is selling here.
A couple of years ago I came home from a routine eye appointment with a glaucoma diagnosis, and all of a sudden the “Doctor” in Eye Doctor took on a whole new meaning. The crazy thing is, I had already started developing a blind spot and didn’t even know it. Eye appointments … they’re not just for glasses.
Hmmm for some reason EyeQue pretty much hides the info on what phones this will work with. I finally found a listing, but even that is like close to 3 years old! I have a pixel 4xl, Unsure if it works forward of the original Pixel listed here.
Explain like I’m 5. What problems and diseases do people NEED to be going to an optometrist for? Are they unique to people with vision problems?
I have great vision. I do not need contacts, nor glasses. At 40, I can see better than most people I know, can read road signs from very far away and have no problem with books or low light, etc.
I’ve never been to an eye doctor as an adult. In the school mandated exams i had 20-15 visual acuity. I’ve never had problems, unexplained headaches, or anything else that might prompt me to visit one.
So what specifically are people at risk for that seeing a doc is a must? (ie: - am i at risk) and how is it specifically related to choosing lenses, as implied by so many of the replies here?
@Goatcrapp Thats like saying Ive been healthy so why would I ever need to see a Dr. Also, hate to break it to you but I was the same as you at 40, by 45 I needed glasses, it something that generally happens with age, we wear out. As far as diseases are concerned, I am sure you are just as capable of looking on webmd as the rest of us.
I bought this just because I am curious to see how inaccurate it is. I have Keratoconus in both eyes and over the last two years had the crosslinking procedure done for each eye. I’ve been to the optometrist, eye surgeon, etc. about 20 times over that period, with new eye exams and scans several times. I go again next week so will be fun to compare the results.
Should be fun. In the off chance it provides some semblance of accurate readings that would certainly be interesting. Would be nice to track any changes in shape to my eyes between visits.
NOPE, NOPE. So, I bought one. Figured it would be good for checking my vision, and cheaper. Cheaper? NO. You have to buy a subscription to a service to get results after one year. So it doesn’t do the checking for eye diseases that an Optometrist does, but on the other hand it isn’t any cheaper! Usually I ask people to buy me dinner first…!