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New technology could replace the optician for eye tests. A device used with a smartphone can test our eyes and tell us how bad our eyesight is. We can then order a pair of glasses online. The device is from a company called EyeQue. It has already tested 50,000 people. It says the eye test is as good as the test from an optician. The device costs just $30. A newer version will come out later this year. It will cost around $60.



EyeQue said the device was better than an optician. It said: "When you go to the eye doctor, it's one moment in time....The doctor may be in a hurry. [We take] different measures over time. We...average it out, and we get a better result." The device will not replace the optician. An optician checks for problems the device cannot check for. One optician said the EyeQue could find problems more quickly, which an optician could then help with.

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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

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  1. New technology could replace the
  2. tell us how bad
  3. order a pair
  4. It has already tested
  5. as good as the test
  6. A newer
  7. come out later
  8. It will
  1. this year
  2. 50,000 people
  3. our eyesight is
  4. cost around $60
  5. of glasses online
  6. from an optician
  7. optician for eye tests
  8. version

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  1. the device was better
  2. When you go
  3. it's one
  4. The doctor may
  5. We average it out, and we
  6. The device will not replace
  7. An optician checks
  8. the EyeQue could find problems
  1. get a better result
  2. moment in time
  3. for problems
  4. the optician
  5. than an optician
  6. more quickly
  7. to the eye doctor
  8. be in a hurry

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New technology (1) ___________________ optician for eye tests. A device used with a smartphone (2) ___________________ eyes and tell us how bad (3) ___________________. We can then order a pair of glasses online. The device is from a company called EyeQue. It (4) ___________________ 50,000 people. It says the eye test is as good (5) ___________________ from an optician. The device costs just $30. A newer version will come out later this year. It (6) ___________________ $60.

EyeQue said the device was (7) ___________________ optician. It said: "When you go to the eye doctor, it's (8) ___________________ time....The doctor may be in a hurry. [We take] different (9) ___________________. We...average it out, and we get (10) ___________________." The device will not replace the optician. An optician checks for problems the device (11) ___________________. One optician said the EyeQue could find problems more quickly, (12) ___________________ could then help with.

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