Bill Harvey tries out a novel smartphone adpatation that allows lens measurements to be taken wherever you are.
After years of development, thousands of tests and a successful roll out, EyeNetra says it’s looking at offers from VR companies who want to use their technology to develop “vision-corrected” VR displays.
Prescription screens could make virtual-reality devices more form-fitting for a more immersive and comfortable experience, Raskar says: Right now, devices are built with extra space on the viewing end for people wearing glasses.
EyeNetra recently announced that it now offers its handheld and smartphone-based refractive tools for sale to eyecare professionals for a limited time ... "Our goal is to extend the reach of optometry and bring better access to vision services for everyone. This is one of many more activities to come."
Anyone who has transitioned from blurry vision to the perfect pair of corrective lenses or glasses knows just what a blessing clear vision is. But going to get your vision tested can be time-consuming and annoying. Blink, a company formed out of the MIT Media Lab, is looking to change all that.
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.
An MIT Team has developed a cheap, portable eye examination system requiring only a smart phone and a two dollar plastic lens attachment.
When a person looks through the clip-on lens, attached to the front of the display, they are presented with two lines - one red, one green - on the phone's screen.
In lieu of visiting an optometrist, EyeNetra helps people find their refractive error by looking into an eyepiece and aligning patterns on their smartphone screens.
A new technique using a cell phone and a small piece of plastic hopes to replace bulky equipment.
A simple, cheap way to measure eyesight may face resistance. Vitor Pamplona isn’t a doctor. He’s not even an optician. He can’t write you a prescription for glasses, or sell you a pair.
For millions of people in the developing world, one thing stands between them and a job or an education: a good pair of glasses. Quality eye care is often a luxury in areas where health services are scarce.
EyeNetra wants to empower patients and those in need of glasses by providing them with a low-cost eye test and options for care accessible from anywhere. At any time.
[...] But a team of researchers at the MIT Media Lab has unveiled a system for prescribing eyeglasses that requires nothing more than a smartphone and a $1 plastic lens attachment.
A simple "yes, no, blurry" answer is enough to aid the diagnosis, which also maps the part of the lens that's affected. [..] And because it's so sensitive it can actually help diagnose the very early stages of the disease [...]
A prototype device provides access to full-service optometry in your pocket. Netra is an inexpensive and easy-to-attach add-on for self-testing eyesight quickly, easily, and accurately with a mobile phone.