A comprehensive eye examination is a necessity for the 21st century, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that we have to master this technology.
285 million people have visual impairment, 39 million are blind. Most common causes of visual impairment are refractive error (42%), cataract (33%), glaucoma (8%), and age related macular degeneration (5%). Preventable causes account for nearly 80% of the total burden of visual impairment.
In Canada, approximately 1.5 million people suffer from visual loss and nearly 6 million people have an eye condition that can lead to blindness. If diagnosed early, all these conditions can be treated, and their consequent blindness prevented or delayed.
At Neuroptek, we have invented a revolutionary technology, EyeMirage, to use smartphones reliably for comprehensive vision and eye movement testing. We aim to bring eye examination to the comfort of your homes in both rural and urban areas. In less than 15 minutes, you will have a home examination of your vision and eye movement. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of virtual doctor visits and assessments. Although we do not recommend that all examinations be virtual, virtual examination, particularly eye examination, must be available and accurate.