Functional Vision EyeQ Enables ODs to Identify Functional Vision Issues

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NEW YORK—RightEye LLC is launching Functional Vision EyeQ a first-of-its kind automated test that allows optometrists to quickly and objectively identify functional vision issues that affect a host of everyday activities. Once a problem is identified, Functional Vision EyeQ automatically recommends computer-based exercises for patients to do at home, under the supervision of their optometrist.

Functional vision is how well the eyes and brain work together to process what is seen, and is essential to quality of life. When functional vision issues are left untreated, life’s most basic activities—such as driving, reading, having good balance and coordination, walking and playing a sport—are negatively impacted and affect how well one navigates the world. While today's standard eye exam checks for static visual acuity as well as physical health for such diseases as glaucoma and cataracts, until now, it has not been able to effectively evaluate how the two eyes function together.

Through a series of quick, gamified tests, Functional Vision EyeQ is able to identify issues with dynamic vision skills, including eye alignment, eye teaming, depth perception, object tracking, gross visual motor, and visual perception and integration. Once completed, the test generates easy-to-read and quantifiable reports that foster doctor-patient communication and understanding of identified conditions, as well as a customized home-based treatment plan.

"Functional Vision EyeQ enables optometrists to move away from rudimentary manual eye motility exercises that are limited in their ability to uncover issues related to vision function, to truly comprehensive and quantifiable evaluations," said Adam Gross, RightEye co-founder and CEO. "This is critical as functional vision is the vision everyone needs to live, work and play safely and successfully.”

RightEye's site features a video which explains functional vision issues here.

Functional Vision EyeQ tests are conducted using the RightEye eye-tracking system, the first office-friendly, all-in-one-solution for vision-derived health testing, tracking eye movements and correlating them to health issues. The device is not much bigger than a laptop, works wired or wirelessly, can be operated by any office personnel and generates reports in moments.