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A device for smartphones can test our eyes. It can tell us how bad our eyes are, and then order glasses online. It is from a company called EyeQue. The company says the eye test is as good as the test from an optician. It already tested the eyes of 50,000 people. The device costs $30.



EyeQue said the device was helpful. It said the optician can be in a hurry and will do only one test. EyeQue takes many tests and averages them. This gives a better result. The device will not replace the optician. An optician checks for eye problems. The device cannot do this.

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Sources
  • http://fortune.com/2018/12/21/eyeque-home-eye-exam/
  • https://thegadgetflow.com/blog/eyeque-visioncheck-eye-test/
  • https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/diy-eye-test-22-11-2018/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A device
  2. It can tell us how bad our
  3. order glasses
  4. It is from a company
  5. the eye test is as
  6. the test from
  7. It already tested the eyes
  8. The device
  1. an optician
  2. online
  3. costs $30
  4. eyes are
  5. called EyeQue
  6. of 50,000 people
  7. for smartphones
  8. good

Paragraph 2

  1. the device
  2. It said the optician
  3. be in
  4. EyeQue takes many tests
  5. This gives
  6. The device will not replace
  7. An optician checks
  8. The device cannot
  1. the optician
  2. a better result
  3. for eye problems
  4. a hurry
  5. do this
  6. can
  7. and averages them
  8. was helpful

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A device for smartphones (1) ___________________ eyes. It can tell us (2) ___________________ eyes are, and then order glasses online. It (3) ___________________ company called EyeQue. The company says the (4) ___________________ as good as the test (5) ___________________. It already tested the eyes of 50,000 people. (6) ___________________ $30.

EyeQue said the (7) ___________________. It said the optician can be (8) ___________________ and will do only one test. EyeQue (9) ___________________ and averages them. This gives (10) ___________________. The device will (11) ___________________ optician. An optician checks for eye problems. The device (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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are,andthenorderglassesonline.ItisfromacompanycalledEyeQue.Th
ecompanysaystheeyetestisasgoodasthetestfromanoptician.Italrea
dytestedtheeyesof50,000people.Thedevicecosts$30.EyeQuesaidth
edevicewashelpful.Itsaidtheopticiancanbeinahurryandwilldoonlyon
etest.EyeQuetakesmanytestsandaveragesthem.Thisgivesabetterre
sult.Thedevicewillnotreplacetheoptician.Anopticianchecksforeyepr
oblems.Thedevicecannotdothis.

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