Best app ever? Eye-test in 2 minutes on your phone

No more squinting thanks to super-swift eye exam app

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Get your glasses prescription in two minutes flat using eye exam app

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is currently developing an eye-test application with a lens attachment for smartphones.

You simply whack the lens onto your mobile and fire up the app. It’ll display a series of lines which you manipulate until they look aligned and clear, and bingo bango, it spits out your prescription. Then you’re just a swift trip to your local eyewear emporium away from perfect vision.

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The system, Near-Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment (NETRA), is aimed to provide doctors in developing countries with an alternative to expensive ophthalmological equipment for eye exams.

It’s unclear whether this’ll become available to you or us at any point, but by jingo, it’d be mighty handy. Check out the video below to see it in action.


The how's and why's of MIT's two minute eye-test app

Link: MIT