Product: Dark adaptation
Top Line: Heru is launching dark adaptation, the newest modality added to its wearable health and wellness platform’s one-of-a-kind vision screening line-up. 
Close Up: Dark adaptation measures the eye’s ability to adjust from light to dark environments. Impaired dark adaptation may be one of the earliest indicators of AMD, which is the leading cause of vision loss and accounts for 8.7 percent of visual impairment worldwide. Early detection of AMD is key to preserving visual function and research indicates that 78 percent of patients do not seek treatment until it is too late. Heru’s AMD portfolio leverages contrast sensitivity and dark adaptation, which studies have shown may aid physicians in the detection of AMD-related changes up to three years before drusen are visible, allowing for earlier intervention and management of the disease.
Vital Stats: Compared to legacy devices, Heru’s dark adaptation exam is simple, non-invasive, and takes as little as 4.5 minutes for a rapid exam, or 20 minutes for an extended exam. Dark adaptation is billable to insurance with a national reimbursement average of $58.83 and is co-billable with visual fields, OCT, fundus imaging, and/or office visits. Dark adaptation has multiple supported ICD-10 codes and may generate additional practice revenue from auxiliary testing, plus nutraceutical and optical sales.