EyeQue Expands Vision Monitoring for Consumers, Adding Color and Contrast Sensitivity Tests to Insight Vision Screener

Leader of consumer vision solutions broadens product capabilities to
elevate at-home vision testing

NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#seebeyond–Today, EyeQue®,
the leader in award-winning, affordable at-home vision health devices,
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. 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 one 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,” said Dr. John Serri, co-founder and CTO of EyeQue. “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.”

The rapid adoption of consumer technology has completely changed the way
humans interact, with screen time dominating daily life at more than 10
hours
per day. From communication to entertainment and even
learning, increased screen time can have a damaging effect on a person’s
vision. In fact, a recent
study
shows that the blue light emitted from electronics can
accelerate blindness and lead to macular degeneration, an incurable eye
disease affecting more than 10 million Americans. With consumer-driven
tech innovations showing no signs of slowing, consumers need to consider
the potential associated health risks and have access to tools that keep
them informed. EyeQue is committed to the research and development of
devices and technologies that equip consumers with affordable options
that allow them to take better control of their 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.

About EyeQue

EyeQue® is the leader of at-home vision testing, bringing affordable eye
care to everyone. The Company is dedicated to putting accurate vision
tests directly into the hands of people around the world. Based on
patented technologies, EyeQue’s intelligent vision solutions allow
people anywhere to self-administer vision tests using an optical
smartphone attachment, mobile application, and a secure cloud-based
processing and service center. The Company innovates from its Silicon
Valley headquarters.

EyeQue does not issue prescriptions. The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker
accurately measures for refractive error and detects changes between
regular eye exams. These tests do not replace a comprehensive eye exam
that evaluates ocular health and binocularity. EyeQue strongly
recommends people visit an eye care professional annually to receive a
complete eye health exam.

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Contacts

InkHouse PR for EyeQue
Natalie Colli
eyeque@inkhouse.com