Visual Acuity Testing For Telehealth Using Mobile Applications

Unfortunately, decreased visual acuity and other vision problems are increasingly common in the modern world, not least due to the fact that people have begun to spend a lot of time at the computer. If it seems to you that you have begun to see worse, and there is no opportunity to visit an ophthalmologist in the coming days, you can use special visual acuity test apps.

Mobile application developers offer special programs with a set of common ophthalmic tests… But, of course, no application can replace a regular eye exam by an ophthalmologist. If, after passing the tests, you realize that you have vision problems, you should definitely consult a doctor.

Many vision test apps contain not only tests but also special eye exercises. Such exercises help relieve fatigue, train the eye muscles and serve as a good prevention of vision problems. It is worth doing them even for those who do not have vision problems. Let’s take a look at some vision test and training apps for Android.

Vision +

The application “Vision +” offers seven tests: visual acuity test, astigmatism test, contrast sensitivity test, visual field test, color test, two-color test and optic nerve test. Each test can optionally be downloaded and installed as a separate application.

In addition, the application offers eye exerciseswhich will help fight fatigue, improve blood circulation and train the eye muscles. It is recommended to perform these exercises for 3-5 minutes every day to prevent visual acuity reduction.

Total exercise seven: random movement, movement left-right, blinking, concentration, shutting your eyes, closed eyes, palms. In the next versions of the program, the developers promise to add three more exercises: two objects, double vision and concentration on the template.

Keep the device at arm’s length and follow the instructions to take the tests and exercise. Test and exercise statistics saved in the weekly overview. In addition, the app contains information about products that are good for eyesight and tips for maintaining good vision (tips are in English, an internet connection is required to view them).

Category: Medicine
Developer / Publisher: healthcare4mobile
Price: Is free
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iКулист

If you need simple application with a minimum of settings and “bells and whistles”, you can install the application “iKulist”. It contains only two tests – for visual acuity and color blindness. Both tests have a child mode.

Visual acuity test in this application it is simplified, instead of the usual table, it is proposed to look at one small letter, and then choose the correct one from the proposed options. The test will not determine the exact value of visual acuity, but it will help to identify vision problems, if any.

Category: Health and Fitness
Developer / Publisher: ЗАТ Dev
Price: Is free
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I see well

Ukrainian users can try the application “Dobre bachu” (“I see well”), which appeared thanks to the cooperation of the V.P. Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and the mobile operator “Kyivstar”.

The application has three tests vision tests that can help identify some common vision problems (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration), as well as a tendency to myopia or hyperopia.

In addition, the program includes exercises for adults and children to help relieve tension from the eyes, prevent fatigue and train the eye muscles. Adults six exercises are offered, accompanied by a short description, text and voice instructions, and an example of how to do it.

Children’s exercises accompanied by accessible audiovisual instructions, thanks to which the child will be able to perform them independently, without resorting to the help of adults (although, of course, at first it is still advised to monitor whether he performs the exercises correctly).

Also in the application there is a section “Questions and answers“, Which not only contains instructions for using the application, but also contains useful information about ophthalmic diseases, vision hygiene, beneficial eye procedures, proper nutrition for good vision, etc.

Category: Medicine
Developer / Publisher: Kyivstar
Price: Is free
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B2 Eye Test

If you are not afraid English-language interfaceYou can try the B2 Eye Test app, the free version of which offers four vision tests: visual acuity test, color blindness test, Amsler test (also known as Amsler grid or Amsler grid), macular degeneration test.

In addition, two more tests are constructed in the form answers to questions… One of them allows you to identify the risk of developing glaucoma, and with the help of the second you can check the level of your knowledge about the physiology of vision. In the paid PRO version of the application, there are seven more tests for diagnosing other diseases, for example, astigmatism.

Category: Health and Fitness
Developer / Publisher: Balint Farago
Price: Is free
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