The Reading / Listening - Eye tests - Level 2

New technology means we may no longer have to go to the optician for an eye test. It is a device that is used with a smartphone. It tests our eyes and tells us how good or bad our eyesight is. We can use the test to order a pair of glasses online or from an optician. The new device is from a company called EyeQue. It has already tested the eyes of 50,000 people. EyeQue says the smartphone eye test is as good as the test you get at an optician. The simple device costs just $30. A newer version will come out later this year. It will cost between $50 to $70.



EyeQue said the device was better than visiting an optician. It said: "When you go to the eye doctor, it's one moment in time. You may be having a bad day....The doctor may be in a hurry. What we do is different measures over time. We...average it out, and we get a better result." The company said the device wasn't a replacement for the optician. An optician checks for things the device cannot check for, like cataracts and lens damage. One optician said the EyeQue could speed up the identification of problems, 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

Paragraph 1

  1. no longer have to go
  2. a device that is used
  3. tells us how good or
  4. order a pair of
  5. It has already tested the eyes
  6. as good
  7. A newer version will come
  8. It will cost
  1. out later
  2. glasses online
  3. as the test
  4. between $50 to $70
  5. with a smartphone
  6. bad our eyesight is
  7. to the optician
  8. of 50,000 people

Paragraph 2

  1. the device was better than
  2. When you go
  3. it's one moment in
  4. You may be having a
  5. The doctor may be in a
  6. We average it out, and we
  7. things the device
  8. speed up the identification
  1. time
  2. of problems
  3. hurry
  4. cannot check
  5. visiting an optician
  6. bad day
  7. get a better result
  8. to the eye doctor

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New technology means we (1) ___________________ have to go to the optician for an eye test. It (2) ___________________ that is used with a smartphone. It tests our eyes and tells us how good or bad (3) ___________________. We can use the test to order a pair of glasses online or from an optician. The new device is from a company called EyeQue. It has already (4) ___________________ of 50,000 people. EyeQue says the smartphone eye test is as good as the (5) ___________________ at an optician. The simple device costs just $30. A newer version will (6) ___________________ this year. It will cost between $50 to $70.

EyeQue said the device was better than (7) ___________________. It said: "When you go to the eye doctor, it's (8) ___________________ time. You may be having a bad day....The doctor may be in a hurry. What we (9) ___________________ measures over time. We...average it out, and we get a better result." The company said the device wasn't a replacement for the optician. An optician checks (10) ___________________ device cannot check for, like cataracts (11) ___________________. One optician said the EyeQue could speed up the identification of problems, (12) ___________________ could then help with.

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yetest.Itisadevicethatisusedwithasmartphone.Ittestsoureyesandte
llsushowgoodorbadoureyesightis.Wecanusethetesttoorderapairofgl
assesonlineorfromanoptician.Thenewdeviceisfromacompanycalled
EyeQue.Ithasalreadytestedtheeyesof50,000people.EyeQuesaysthe
smartphoneeyetestisasgoodasthetestyougetatanoptician.Thesimpl
edevicecostsjust$30.Anewerversionwillcomeoutlaterthisyear.Itwill
costbetween$50to$70.EyeQuesaidthedevicewasbetterthanvisiting
anoptician.Itsaid:"Whenyougototheeyedoctor,it'sonemomentintim
e.Youmaybehavingabadday....Thedoctormaybeinahurry.Whatwed
oisdifferentmeasuresovertime.We...averageitout,andwegetabetter
result."Thecompanysaidthedevicewasn'tareplacementfortheopticia
n.Anopticianchecksforthingsthedevicecannotcheckfor,likecataracts
andlensdamage.OneopticiansaidtheEyeQuecouldspeeduptheidentif
icationofproblems,whichanopticiancouldthenhelpwith.

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