EyeQue is a company that makes award-winning devices that can help you monitor your family’s eye health by conducting in-home exams.
EyeQue worked with MIT researchers to develop a self-administered, manual version of the same technology used in the optometrist’s office.
How EyeQue VisionCheck Monitors Your Eye Health
The EyeQue VisionCheck device attaches to a smartphone and works with an app. It allows users to take a series of three eye exams, which report on their refractive error. These include conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. According to the product website, results also include users’ near-vision add (NV ADD+) for reading or progressive glasses.
Once VisionCheck completes the vision tests, it determines a user’s Eyeglass Numbers. These are presented in a similar fashion as the prescription given at the optometrist’s office, and can be used to order the appropriate glasses online.
How Much EyeQue VisionCheck Costs
The EyeQue VisionCheck is available for purchase in the EyeQue store for $69. Although multiple people can share the VisionCheck device, each user must have a personal account and yearly membership of $4.99 . The $69 start-up cost includes one year’s membership for one user.
The EyeQue VisionCheck is for use by adults in their mid-twenties and above.
EyeQue Insight for Children 5+
EyeQue also offers a device for children five and over, which can be used by adults as well.
Like the VisionCheck, EyeQue Insight also includes an attachment and smartphone component. It tests for visual acuity to determine whether their current glasses or lenses are up to date. It also checks for color blindness, and contrast sensitivity which can be a symptom of conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts.
The Insight has a game feature, making it great for younger children. They can interact with an animated character that keeps them engaged with jokes, tips, and rewards.
How Much EyeQue Insight Costs
The EyeQue VisionCheck can be purchased in the EyeQue store for $89. It can also be shared by the whole family, but unlike the VisionCheck, has no fee for the basic membership.
The company website points out that EyeGlass Numbers are not prescriptions, and these devices do not take the place of an annual comprehensive check-up. An optometrist can check for many issues that the EyeQue VisionCheck or the Insight cannot. Instead, both devices should only be used as a check in between doctor visits.