There is new technology that means we may no need to go to the for an eye test. The new technology is a that is used with a smartphone. The device tests our eyes and gives us a that tells us how good or bad our is. We can then take this number to an optician to order a of glasses, or order the glasses online. The new device is from a company called EyeQue. It has been used to test the eyes of 50,000 people. The company says the results of the smartphone eye test are as good as the you get by visiting an optician. The simple device costs just $30. An updated will come out this year and will cost between $50 to $70.
An EyeQue spokesman said the device was than going to visit an optician. He said: "The for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one moment in . You may be having a bad . You may be nervous. The doctor may be in a . What we do is different over time. We are able to average it out, and we get a better result." However, the spokesman said the device wasn't a for the optician. An optician will check for things the device cannot check for, like cataracts and lens . One optician said, "the EyeQue, used correctly and , could actually speed up " of problems which an optician could then help with